Swimming is often recommended after total hip or knee arthroplasty. Previous research has shown that aquatic exercises reduce joint loads and enhance muscle strength in TKA and THA patients.
A study in JBJS offers new data on in vivo joint loading during swimming. Three of the researchers share their reflections on the study in a JBJS Author Insights video.
Regarding their investigation, co-author Philipp Damm, PhD, says, “We could show that swimming, indeed, is a safe and low-impact activity compared with other activities we also investigated.”
Access the report at JBJS.org: Loading of the Hip and Knee During Swimming. An in Vivo Load Study