Precautions after Total Knee Replacement

You have had a Knee replacement. Joint replacement surgery requires that you take an active role in your care and rehabilitation. This sheet provides important information about your care in the early postoperative period. Remember to schedule a follow-up appointment.
 
 

Do not sit on the floor

Do not sit sqaut

Do not sit crossed leg
 

Walk on your own at least 50 feet with your walking device

Do not lift heavy weight

Use the toilet or commode without help
Operated Leg in front
 

 
Climb up -Un operated leg first

Get into and out of a car
 

Climb down  Operated leg first
 

Make height of commode adjusted as per advise

May use toilet seat while using Indian toilet

Using chair for bath
 
 
Physiotherapy
·         The day after you reach home physiotherapist will visit you review some exercises and start post operative rehabilitation as per direction of your surgeon
·         It is important to continue with the other exercises the physiotherapist has shown you.
·         Use a pillow or rolled towel under the ankle of the operative leg to achieve full extension.
·         You may bear your full weight on the operative leg, as tolerated.
·         A bag can be attached to your walker to assist you in carrying items.
·         Remember, walking is the best exercise for your rehabilitation.

Care of Incision
·         You should keep your wound dry until after the staples are removed.
·         You may experience numbness towards the outer edge of the incision. This is normal.
·         If you note any new redness, swelling or drainage from your incision, please call the surgeon/or coordinate to your treating physiotherapist..
·         Temperature/Fever
·         Your temperature may be slightly elevated for several days after surgery.
·         However, if fever persists above 101°F and is accompanied by chills, sweats, increased pain or drainage at the incision, you should call the surgeon/notify  to your treating physiotherapist. These may be signs of infection.
 
Temperature/Fever
·         Your temperature may be slightly elevated for several days after surgery.
·         However, if fever persists above 101°F and is accompanied by chills, sweats, increased pain or drainage at the incision, you should call the surgeon/notify  to your treating physiotherapist. These may be signs of infection.
Swelling
·         Swelling in the operative leg is a normal part of the postoperative course after surgery.
·         Normal swelling is reduced in the morning, and gradually accumulates throughout the day.
·         Any activity that leaves your feet on the floor, such as sitting in a chair or walking can lead to swelling.
·         If the swelling is severe in the morning when first arising or if accompanied by leg pain, you should contact your surgeon.
·         In total knee replacement, it is normal for some degree of swelling to persist for several months.
 
Pain
·         Pain is common and to be expected after this type of surgery. 
·         Medication has been prescribed for you, take it as advised.
·         The oral pain medication may cause nausea, constipation and a light-headed sensation.  If symptoms occur, call the surgeon and the medication can be changed.
·         Your physiotherapist will arrange a cold pack for you ad relief in swelling and pain.
 

We Wish You the fast and speedy recovery

 

Other Instructions
·         Please do follow the instruction given at discharge
·         Take the antibiotics and other medication as prescribed and instructed
·         In case of any doubt do call your rehab coordinator/Therapist/Surgeon
·         Do Home exercises regularly as advised and demonstrated
 
AVOIDING stressful activities  unless your surgeon permits
·         Running, jogging, tennis,  badminton, football, baseball, horseback riding, and other activities.
·         Heavy lifting,
·         Weightlifting,
·         Jumping from heights,
·         Falls and some exercise machines for the legs are dangerous for you.
·         Never lift or carry heavy weight.
 
 
Antibiotics
·         You may need to take antibiotics to protect the joint replacement from infection.
·         Take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor

Upcoming Events
 
 
  • 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. Dheerja Babbar
BPT, MPT (Ortho)
Sr. Consultant Physiotherapy
 
Dr. Rajni Koundal
BPT
Consultant Physiotherapy
 
For Appointment : 9999074745
( Mr. Sunny ) 
 
For Upcoming Events : 9999071715
( Mr. Sarabjeet Singh)
 
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MinOmaX Knee & Shoulder Clinics
8/29, West Patel Nagar,opp. D.A.V. Sr. Secondary School (near Metro Pillar no. 198, Delhi-110008)
Timings : Daily 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM  ( Except Sunday).
 
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