Total Knee Replacement

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Each year approximately 4.55% of people over 50 undergo a total knee replacement, according to a study from The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Total Knee Surgery is a big surgery, but with the proper education and help from our team we will have you back on your feet in no time.

What does rehabilitation after surgery look like?

As a team we look to address your areas of need from safety concerns, equipment needs, pain management, home exercise programs, to in-clinic programs. Our goal is to re-establish joint motion, muscle strength, and return you to your prior level of function.

Total Knee Replacement Precautions

• Weight bearing as tolerated
• Compression stocking (TED hose) must be worn until patient exhibits normal, independent gait
• TED hose may be removed at night
• Ambulation with walker unless specified by a physician
• Stair use – “up with the good, down with the bad”
• Range of motion goals
• Maintain FULL extension during week one
• Do not rest at home with pillows under the knee

Total Hip Replacement

Each year approximately 2.34% of people over 50 undergo a total hip replacement, according to a study from The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Total Knee Surgery is a big surgery, but with the proper education and help from our team we will have you back on your feet in no time.

What does rehabilitation after surgery look like?

As a team we look to address your areas of need from safety concerns, equipment needs, pain management, home exercise programs, to in-clinic programs. Our goal is to re-establish joint motion, muscle strength, and return you to your prior level of function.

Total Hip Replacement Precautions

  • No Strenuous external rotation and extension.
  • Ice and elevate your surgical leg following PT sessions.
  • Compression socks (TED hose) must be worn until the patient exhibits normal, independent gait.
  • TED hose may be removed at night.
  • Ambulation with walker on flat surfaces, no weight bearing restrictions unless specified by physician.
  • Walker use is about 2 weeks with transition to cane.
  • Ascend stairs leading with non surgical leg.
  • Descend stairs leading with surgical leg