Simple Knee Assessment for Knee Replacement

I wanted to go through one of the self-assessments that you need to do if you are recovering from a knee replacement. This is also a good self-assessment if you have a different knee injury.

You can do this sitting on the floor or sitting on the couch or sitting on your bed, but you want to find out what your knee extension is, which is the straightening out of the knee or terminal knee extension because getting as much of that terminal knee extension as you can assist a lot when it comes to recovering from a knee replacement and allows you to get back to the rest of your life and back to being pain-free.

This is what you need to do. You will end up sitting down and you will end up measuring how much you can straighten out that knee.

Measuring Knee Extension

You might be just a fist or a little more than a fist or a complete fist or a hand but you want to find that baseline distance that you are because it will give you an idea of where you are starting at and how the Knee Replacement Handbook is helping you get that terminal knee extension.

Do that right now. Go through that and find out what you can get to, the point where you get resistance or just before pain. Find out where you are at now.

You can just measure it with a fist or a hand or a ball or a ruler just so you end up getting a baseline so you can see how that Knee Replacement Handbook ends up helping you improve that terminal knee extension and get back to pain-free living.

Take care and bye-bye.

Rick Kaselj, MS

Knee Replacement Handbook