Following Total Knee Replacement, continuing therapy at home is very important. You will be given a home exercise program during your time in therapy to perform on days that you are not in clinic. These exercises help to reinforce the progress you make during therapy and allow you to progress to more difficult exercises while in clinic.
On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. Following your evaluation, you will complete some exercises to start getting your knee moving and work on gentle strengthening.
Rob’s brave story of having both total knees replaced at once. After years of playing sports, multiple motorcycle accidents and spending 32 years in Armed Forces, it was time to re evaluate both knee issues which caused severe pain and effected my quality of life.
Step one was a scope of both knees to repair torn meniscus and trying to somewhat reduce pain on both knees.
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,
On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. We can even help your physician monitor your blood clotting time to regulate medication which decreases chances of blood clots.
Why should I have a total knee replacement? How long will it last? How do I know when I should have my knee replaced? What other options do I have? These are viable questions and concerns from most all knee patients who are suffering with pain from degeneration and arthritis that limit their daily function.
Paul Whitaker is a patient at our Shelbyville Clinic. His left knee had been damaged by arthritis which made it difficult to play golf, walk normally, or exercise at the gym. Recommended by his physician, Paul started physical therapy with the goal of 100% recovery and freedom from pain. He just wanted to get back to his normal active lifestyle.
Fall Risk was becoming a serious issue for Raymond Herschberger, a patient at our Shelbyville clinic. He was beginning to have some instability in his right knee which was making he and others concerned about falling. As Raymond recalls, he never sustained an injury in the knee, it was just wearing out on him,