When you are doing lunges you are working the leg flexors and extenders. If you use a resistance band you can get similar results. Just search the SP site for resistance band exercises for the lower body. What makes lunges hard is the resistance of you body weight on your damaged knee capsules. You are wise to avoid these as they do add trauma to diseased joints. Just walking you get 3 times your body weight on your legs plus the added weight of dumbbells etc. Do your resistance band exercises with mild stretch and in a gravity eliminated plane or laying on your side.
Try ace wrap around you knees for some support or knee braces if it hurts to bend them.
You can try lunges using two chairs that allow you to reduce the amount of weight that goes on your knees. You hold on to a chair in each hand and then do the lunge.
Water exercises work really well to avoid injury and the heat is very relaxing. These can be done in a large tub or hot tub if you do not have a swimming pool.
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