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Knee Replacement Surgery

If you’re loved one has recently undergone a knee replacement surgery, this blog can help you in understanding the essential caring tips. The recovery process after the surgery is quite long and crucial. And this process can become more challenging without proper help and care from the family members. For the majority of the patients, the first few days are quite complicated and painful. They might feel scared or frustrated. They need positive motivation to keep going on. So, if you are also looking for some tips that can help someone in getting back to their healthy life, we have summed up some useful points for you.

Tips for Faster Recovery after Knee Surgery

Make sure you are in constant touch with the doctor throughout the post-surgery process. However, here are some basic tips for a quick recovery-

  • Straight Knee – Though it might be initially painful, the patient needs to keep his knee straight within the first few days of the procedure. While sitting, the leg should be held straight on the bed without bending the knee. The patient should not sit for more than 45 minutes at a stretch. The wounds are quite fresh and need proper rest for healing. Also, make sure the patient doesn’t step down without a wheelchair or crutches.
  • Knee Braces are Important – At times, patients become reckless with their knee post- knee replacement surgery. But, you should understand that the knee braces play a vital role in strengthening the knee joint. Knee braces should be worn every time except while sleeping. Meet the surgeon to understand the benefits and usage of these braces. Keep motivating and reminding them to wear braces as much as they can.
  • Exercise– Knee replacement surgeries are performed to offer the needed mobility to the joint. If you are in charge of taking care of your loved one after surgery, consult the doctor to understand the appropriate exercises that can enhance the mobility of the knee steadily. Avoid any strain on the knee at any cost. Simple activities like walking; swimming, extending, and bending should be started. Also, make sure that you do not introduce any exercises if the doctor has not approved for the patient yet! They understand the healing process better, and you too wouldn’t like to strain the operated knee.
  • Physiotherapy– The doctor will suggest physical therapy sessions for the patient. Physiotherapy is a specialized treatment that is conducted under an expert. They will give the best-suited exercises for the tender knee joints post-surgery. You should ensure that the patient undergoes regular sessions for a better and faster recovery. You should consult 2 or 3 hospitals for comparing the knee replacement cost.

You see, the patient is quite vulnerable to infections and other injuries after a knee replacement surgery. Getting back to normal might not be easy immediately after surgery, but regular exercising and care can do wonders for your recovery phase. You should understand the complete after-care procedure to ensure the best care and support for your loved one.

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