Your knee replacement should give you years of service. You can protect it by taking a few simple steps:
Watch for and prevent infection: Because your new knee is sensitiveto infection, you must be diligent about preventing infection. If you suspect infection of any kind, contact your doctor right away.
Follow-up care: Your regular follow-up visits will ensure the long termsuccess of your operation. Often, follow-up X-rays will confirm proper placement and alignment of the artificial joint.
Weight control: Keeping your weight under control. This will reduce theamount of pressure and stress on your new knee. Avoid high impact sports and participate regularly in low impact activities to strengthenyour new knees and get the exercise you need to stay fit.Do not attempt to squat or sit cross legged after conventional knee replacement.