What to expect after a knee surgery?
Have you recently undergone knee replacement surgery? congratulations!
You will likely have many questions about what comes next. It is Rehabilitation!!
Rehabilitation is key to a successful knee replacement surgery. Postoperative rehabilitation is typically recommended to help return patients to their pre-surgical condition more quickly.
In order to ensure a successful outcome, it is essential that patients follow their rehabilitation protocol and complete the recommended exercises.
The first few weeks after surgery are typically the most challenging, as patients are adjusting to the new joint and learning to use it properly. Post-operative rehabilitation plan can help patients leave the hospital sooner, regain knee strength and range of motion more quickly, resume independent living sooner and Avoid potential complications.
Over time, patients will gradually regain their pre-surgery level of function. However, those who fail to exercise during the recovery period are at risk of developing stiffness, weakness, and poor range of motion. Therefore, completing the recommended exercise program is essential for a successful knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery is a major operation that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. In most cases, the surgery is successful and patients are able to enjoy increased mobility and reduced pain. Rehabilitation after knee replacement surgery is essential for a successful recovery. There are many different types of rehabilitation, so it is important to find the right one for you.
Timeline for Knee Replacement Surgery Recovery
Most patients are able to care for themselves and resume normal daily activities within 6 weeks and drive within 3 to 6 weeks. It may take 4 to 6 months or up to an entire year to fully recover and realize total benefits of knee replacement surgery.
Communicate your priorities to your physical therapist
A physical therapist will personalize a knee rehabilitation program to help a patient reach certain goals.
No matter what the patients’ goals, physical therapy is essential to knee replacement’s overall success. Patients who attend their physical therapy appointments and do their prescribed exercises tend to recover more quickly and have better outcomes than those who do not.
Our physiotherapists can assist you with your knee replacement rehabilitation. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us for more information.
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