Written By: Robert M. Shalvoy, MD Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Care New England Health System on November 22, 2022
So, here are some dos and don’ts after Total Joint Replacement Surgery:
Your new joint could last up to two decades when cared for appropriately.
Let’s go through the checklist:
Now what? There are several steps a patient must complete before, during and after surgery to ensure things go as smoothly as possible.
Day of Surgery:
Now, you’re ready for the final step: outpatient physical therapy. Once the surgeon gives the “all clear,” you can transition to an outpatient clinic to continue physical therapy. This will help to increase the range of motion and strength of your new joint while helping to lower your pain so you can get back to your independent life.
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