About Total Knee Replacement
A total knee replacement surgery may be needed when the knee has suffered a significant trauma or due to severe arthritis. In a total knee replacement surgery, the ends of the femur and tibia bones, and backside of the kneecap are replaced. With a partial knee replacement, either the end of the femur bone or tibia is replaced. There have been many advances in the technology of the total knee replacement prosthesis and procedures allowing for less invasive surgery and faster recovery times.
Typically people have suffered for a while before having surgery, leading to changes in walking, muscle strength, and function. Physical therapy before surgery, in general, has shown to help with the speed and quality of recovery after surgery.
How physical therapy helps
Working with your physician’s protocols, we coordinate a thorough rehabilitation program to get you back to normal walking as soon as possible.
Typically, you start physical therapy in the hospital the day after your procedure. After progressing from the hospital, it is very important to continue with outpatient physical therapy in our practice.
We complete the rehabilitation cycle, further restoring your range of motion via your physician’s protocols, restoring normal walking, balance, knee coordination, and alleviating pain. We ensure that we continue to reinforce safety precautions with your knee movement while you heal. The end result is being able to return to most normal activities pain-free. Call us today to learn more about our post-surgery rehabilitation program.