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Friday, 29 July 2016
What to Do When Planning for a Knee Replacement Surgery?
If you are planning to undergo a Knee Replacement Surgery, the following are some of the things that you should keep in mind:
Build your muscles and range of movements
Before the surgery, you're expected to do homework.
People who strengthen the muscles around their knees have a faster, easier recovery than those who are weaker going into the surgery. If you reinforce the connections,especially of your inside quad muscle, it will be easier for them to reconnect.
For the months or weeks leading up to your operation, try to get on a bicycle or work with a physical therapist to build your strength and expand your range of motion as much as possible.
Build up the vital capacity of your lungs
Deep breathing exercises like pranayama
Incentive spirometry - started much before surgery help your lungs/body cope and decreases chances of lung associated issues like ARDS
Keep yourself clean - Infection anywhere is a strict no for replacement surgery. Treat any infections of urinary tract, skin, soft tissues and other areas .
Build your endurance - Start long walks and exercise as much as you can, as ultimately it is needed post-surgery.
Prepare yourself mentally to undergo the rigours of surgery and rehab, a mentally tough person is the one who does very well post-surgery.
Have a buffer budget - for extras ifstay is prolonged.
When to see your doctor if you are planning knee replacement?
In a perfect world, I would love to see you a couple of months in advance. Then you're comfortable with the exercises, you know what you're supposed to feel, and the recovery goes more smoothly.