Post TKR Operation Rehabilitation

WHAT TO EXPECT RIGHT AFTER SURGERY

In the recovery room, you will recover from Total Knee Replacement Surgery untill you are awake and alert.You could experience chills or nausea- these are normal side effects of anaesthesia.

You may notice:

  • Drainage tubes and catheters. A drainage tube and catheter may be in place.
  • Pain medications. To manage the pain you may feel right after Total Knee Replacement Surgery, you will be given medication.
  • Elastic stockings. You may be fitted with elastic surgical stockings that help prevent blood clots and improve circulation. You may wear these stockings every day for six to eight weeks following surgery.
  • CPM machine. Your operated leg may be connected to a CPM (continous passive motion) machine, which slowly bends it up and down to improve range of motion.

You are returned to your regular hospital room once you are completely awake. Your family members may then visit you in your room.

TWO DAYS AFTER SURGERY

IV tubes and lines are usually removed within the first few days following surgery. If a drain was placed in your knee, then it will probably be removed a day or two after surgery.

The start of physical therapy

Physical therapy usually begins for most patients within the first few days following Total Knee Replacement Surgery. The therapist focuses on helping to increase the knee’s range of motion with bending exercises. You will also be building strength in the knee and muscles of the leg. Often the CPM machine is continued at a higher degree of bend.

Walking. It is imperative that you get up and begin moving as soon as possible. This ambulatory activity helps prevent clots and speed your recovery. With the help of the therapist and nurses you should be able to get from a bed to a chair (transfer) at least once or twice a day. You will eventually be able to transfer with your crutches or walker.

THREE TO FOUR DAYS AFTER TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Your physical therapy will continue, expect you will practise becoming more independent in your exercises, transfers from bed to chair, stair climbing and other activities your therapist has designed for you.

Your dressings will be changed, as well as your blood tested for coagulation.

Before you are discharged from the hospital, your physician and physical therapist will review instructions for your continuing care and exercises at home. You will be given prescriptions for medications you need.

LONG –  TERM CARE OF YOUR KNEE

Your knee replacement should give you years of service. You can protect it by taking a few simple steps:

Watch for and prevent infection. Because your new knee is sensitive to infections, you must be diligent about preventing them. You may need to take antibiotics before seeing the dentist.If you suspect a bacterial infection of any kind, notify your physician right away.

Follow-up care. When you leave the hospital, you will be given a schedule of follow-up visits. These visits will ensure the long term success of your operation. Your physician may want to check you several times during the first year and annually thereafter. Often, follow-up X-rays will confirm proper placement and alignment of the implant.

Weight control. Keeping your weight under control will reduce the amount of pressure and stress on your new knee. Avoid high-impact sports and participate regularly in low-impact activities such as walking, swimming, golfing or cycling. These are excellent ways to strengthen your new knee and get the exercise you need to stay fit. 

Upcoming Events
 
 
  • Coming up with a mega campaign "Lets Fight Arthritis" on the occasion of World Arthritis Day, at A4 Block, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. The campaign will be on 9th October 2016(Sunday). 

  • Health Awareness Campaign on 28th August at Gurudwara Singh Sabha E Block Karampura, Delhi.

  • Coming up with a mega campaign on Spine & Back Pain on 5th June 2016 at Gurudwara New Ranjeet Nagar (near Satyam Ciema), Patel nagar, Delhi in association with Sukhmani Charitable Trust, Delhi.

  • Coming up with an awareness campaign on Arthritis Management & Control on 22nd May 2016 at Guru Ram Dass Charitable Medical Centre - Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Moti Nagar, Delhi.  

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management on "Mother's Day" 8th May 2016 at West Patel Nagar, Delhi - 110008

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management in association with "Varishth Nagrik Kesari Club" - Punjab Kesari Delhi on 6th April 2016 (Wednesday)

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand Participated in Shoulder Conclave 2016 at JWT Marriott, Pune

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand was the Table instructor for young doctors at Cadaver Joint Replacement Training on 21st February 2016 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

  • Arthritis Awareness campaign on 28th february 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at Minomax Knee & Shoulder Clinics (8/29, West Patel nagar, Delhi, India)

  • Participating as a speaker on "Dificult cases of Hip & Knee Replacement" in 2nd Masters Course in Arthroplasty at Meril Academy, VAPI, Gujarat from 4th to 6th February 2016

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Ashwani Maichand
M.S., M.Ch. (Ortho)
Fellowship Joint Replacement
Specialist : Knee & Shoulder
 
Dr. Rahul Kakran
M.s., M.Ch (Ortho)
Specialist : Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  
Dr. Rajni Koundal
BPT
Consultant Physiotherapy
 
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MinOmaX Knee & Shoulder Clinics
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