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Needing knees

Knee replacement surgery explodes among aging baby boomers

By Frank Fellone

This article was published June 13, 2016 at 1:55 a.m.

Barbara Tucker-Ketchum, a physical therapist who had one of her knees replaced, holds a model showing a typical metal-and-plastic hinge appliance used in total knee replacements.

Tucker-Ketchum shows one of the weight-lifting exercises therapists assign to patients who’ve had their knees replaced and must rebuild leg strength.

Recovering from knee-replacement surgery takes time, says Barbara Tucker-Ketchum, a physical therapist who has been through it herself and has the sca...

Tom Butler is able to play golf again after his knee replacement surgeries.

Holding a weight while balancing on a BOSU (Both Sides Utilized) ball is one way of teaching the body to regain control of tissues weakened in knee re...

Credit Tom Butler's knees -- both replaced -- to baseball.

Tucker-Ketchum shows one of the weight-lifting exercises therapists assign to patients who’ve had their knees replaced and must rebuild leg strength.

Recovering from knee-replacement surgery takes time, says Barbara Tucker-Ketchum, a physical therapist who has been through it herself and has the sca...

Tom Butler is able to play golf again after his knee replacement surgeries.

Holding a weight while balancing on a BOSU (Both Sides Utilized) ball is one way of teaching the body to regain control of tissues weakened in knee re...

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TravisBickle says... June 13, 2016 at 11:17 a.m.

I'm kinda surprised that Barbara being a PT would tell someone to stand on a BOSU upside down when it clearly says on the ball that it's not recommended. It's very unstable and could lead to worse injury if you fall off. They have a piece of equipment called a wobble board that is for proprioception training.

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TravisBickle says... June 13, 2016 at 11:19 a.m.

Terrible squat form too.

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