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THE FOLLOWING LEG EXERCISES WILL HELP BUILD MUSCLE AND IMPROVE MOBILITY AROUND YOUR NEW JOINT. UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE, COMPLETE 10 TO 12 REPETITIONS OF EACH EXERCISE 2 TO 3 TIMES PER DAY.

DOWNWARD KNEECAP PUSH With thumbs on upper border of kneecap, gently push kneecap toward foot.

UPWARD KNEECAP PULL With thumbs on lower border of kneecap, gently pull kneecap toward hip.

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The Center For Bone and Joint Care  
The Center For Bone and Joint Care  

A Patient Guide to Total Joint Replacement

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