Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is a common surgical procedure. It consists of cutting away parts of damaged bone on your thigh bone, shin bone, and knee cap and replacing them with artificial parts. Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate based on a variety of different assessments such as your range of motion,
Your surgeon will likely give you an elbow brace that will prevent excessive elbow extension in order to protect the repair – straightening your elbow will put too much tension on the still healing repair. The brace will be adjustable, starting at limiting extension to 45 degrees in your second week and gradually increasing the amount of extension until you have full range in about the eighth week.
The first six weeks of recovery following a distal biceps tendon repair will focus on protecting elbow motion. Your active motion of your elbow will be restricted in order to keep tension off of the repair – in other words, you won’t be able to straighten your elbow all the way for a couple weeks.
The biceps brachii is a muscle with two distinct muscle bellies. The short head of the biceps brachii originates from the coracoid process, and the long head of the biceps originates from the superior glenoid labrum. Both heads insert into the same place on the radial tuberosity. Because the biceps brachii crosses both the shoulder joint and elbow joint,
The typical time in the hospital following a total hip arthroplasty/replacement can range from about one to three days. There are several important things to consider when planning to go home.
One of the most important things to understand about returning home after a total hip replacement are your movement precautions.
Following your hip replacement surgery, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on the first day to assess where you are in the healing process after surgery. The physical therapist will create a plan of care to address your specific deficits and limitations while maintaining your surgical precautions until cleared by your surgeon.
Total hip arthroplasty, or total hip replacement, is an elective surgical intervention that involves removing the damaged femoral head and cartilage of the acetabulum and replacing it with prosthetic components. This surgical intervention is indicated for patients battling hip pain associated with severe arthritis, osteonecrosis, or problems related to fractures of the hip.
Along with Physical Therapy for Achilles Tendinitis, a home exercise program will be given to perform on days therapy is not scheduled and after discharged from the clinics care. The HEP will have pictures and descriptions of each exercise to perform in order to increase range of motion, increase strength, and decrease pain.
Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery – Home Exercise Program (0 to 6 weeks post-op)
A home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. Think of your healing process as an interstate, and you’re driving a car from point A (the day of your initial evaluation) to point B (fully healed).
Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery – in clinic modalities (0 to 6 weeks post-op)
After shoulder replacement surgery, it is very important to let your shoulder heal in the first six weeks. Most protocols call for passive motion only, meaning your shoulder muscles are not supposed to be used to move your arm.