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Useful Tips for Patients

5 Tips on hip/knee replacement surgeries

1. Be healthy enough to handle the procedure

2. Search out the right doctor.

3. Plan your recovery time  remember that physical therapy is a key to recovery.

4. Have a positive attitude.

5. Ask as many questions – Don’t be afraid to keep asking questions from the professionals working with you.

The main advantages of arthroscopy in comparison with the standard operation are:

The word “arthroscopy” comes from two Latin words, “arthro” (joint) and “scope” (look). During arthroscopy, the “scope” – the 4-mm camera – is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Thus, the need to make large incisions is reduced. The camera helps to observe the joint inside and make an accurate diagnosis for further surgical manipulations preventing the all types of damages to the joint ligaments and other structures.

– minimally invasive method;

– low risk for post-operative infections due to small wounds;

– the patient is able to leave the clinic the next day;

– short recovery period.

Typical Hip/knee Replacement process

  1. The operation will take 2-3 hours.
  2. You will be monitored in a recovery room until you wake up.
  3. Once you are awake and ready to move, you will be taken to your hospital room.
  4. From the first day after surgery until you leave hospital, a physical therapist will introduce you to various exercises to speed up a return to full mobility in your hip/knee.
  5. Returning home- you can travel in a normal car, though you will need to keep your leg straight.
  6. You will stay in hospital as long as you need. Afterward you will continue your recovery in the hotel, a physical therapist will be assigned to you.
  7. Staples closing the incision (or incisions) will be removed after 14 days.
  8. You will be encouraged to gradually build up the amount of exercise as the weeks pass, though it is important to avoid falling and stairs will be a problem without the help of crutches or a walker.
  9. You can start driving again about six weeks after the operation unless you are still using pain medication.
  10. Follow up visits to your surgeon are typically needed. Doctor will individually decide their intervals.

Do you suffer from constant pain in your joints? Do you want to be pain free?

Pain is a common symptom of many orthopaedic problems. Discomfort in specific joints could be an indication of problems that require surgery. Shoulder pain may indicate a rotator cuff problem while pain in wrist, arm or forearm may be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. Pain in a finger accompanied by the finger being locked in a bent position may be a symptom of trigger finger. Pain after a trauma could be a sign of a broken bone or torn ligament. Back pain may require the expertise of an orthopaedic surgeon. Swelling can be a sign of a condition that may eventually need surgery. Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage in your joints wears down. Swelling or stiffness in your joints that last for more than two weeks could indicate osteoarthritis. Surgical treatment for this condition may include joint replacement. Conditions such as tendonitis or bursitis may be accompanied by redness. Redness accompanied by pain, swelling or fever may indicate a serious problem and may require an orthopaedic doctor. Decreased mobility is another sign of a musculoskeletal problem and may indicate conditions such as torn ligament or tendon injury.

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