Avoiding total joint replacement surgery on the knee or hip with physical therapy is the best road to recovery.
If you suffer from arthritis is highly likely that you will need either a total hip replacement or knee joint replacement surgery when you get older.
I undertaking a pain management course, under the instruction of a trained physical therapist, and learning pain management skills along with stretches and exercises that improve muscle function many people are preventing or delaying such surgery.
In order to customize the program that meets your abilities and rehabilitation needs, physical therapists will firstly evaluate your condition. In addition you will learn how to minimize stress on your joints that are injured with a view to minimize the pain.
If joint replacement surgery is unavoidable, it is recommended that in order to know what to expect after surgery, you begin working with an experienced Physical Therapist prior to your surgery.
After total joint replacement surgery, why is Physical Therapy so essential?
If partial or total joint replacement surgery cannot be avoided, it’s very important to go into this with your eyes open so that you’ll know what to expect after the operation. The best way to do this is to start working with your physical therapist before you have the surgery.
The importance of undertaking an exercise regimen after joint surgery cannot be over emphasized as it will ensure quick recovery and use of the new joint. Without an exercise plan, it is possible that you won’t regain full strength and range of motion in the joint which can inhibit movement and be a source of pain. The type of flexibility and strengthening exercises that you will need after surgery are dependent on the type of surgery that was before.
In your physical therapist should prescribe exercises to strengthen your core, hip and leg muscles and encourage flexibility. Your rehabilitation program should also include some form of balance training to improve muscular coordination.
In addition your physical therapist or medical practitioner will advise you how to reduce any effects of post surgical scar tissue and muscle imbalance to ensure the fullest possible recovery.
This is the primary concern of those opposed to minimally invasive knee replacement surgery–by not exposing the knee joint as well, the implants are not being properly placed, and therefore more likely to wear out quickly.
Arizona Orthopaedic Associates at Gateway now offers a minimally invasive hip replacement procedure that can reduce pain and cut recovery times by up to three months, thanks to a state-of-the-art operating table.
This is in contrast to minimally invasive hip surgery via a 2-incision approach that does not allow direct visualization of the femur and intraoperative recognition of calcar fractures that have been reported to occur in approximately [...]
This minimally invasive surgical procedure involves replacement of only damaged parts of one compartment. This surgery is beneficial for people with severe knee arthritis. Major benefits of partial knee replacement surgery are smaller [...]
Knee surgery is increasingly being done using smaller incisions (left), leaving more large muscles intact.
In minimally invasive knee surgery, the incision is only 4 to 6 inches long.