Do you or a family member require a total knee replacement and you are wondering about the procedure will be? Watch the video below to learn what to do after your knee replacement.
Here are some general guidelines to prepare you for your total knee replacement. Be sure to follow the directions given by your surgeon. Make an appointment by calling to receive outpatient treatment immediately after you have returned to your home after surgery. Your knee joint is expected to heal during the next six to 12 weeks. It’s important to strike an appropriate balance of exercise and rest. Do not go over the limits of your fitness or break the limits. It is essential to maintain the exercise routine which you were advised to do, at least twice a day. Remember to bend your knee according to the instructions so that you can get returning to greater mobility in the joint. Your recovery will be impacted over the next two months. You may require walking for the initial weeks. Drink plenty of fluids and eat fruits and vegetables to help fight constipation.