Total Joint RecoveryWhat to Expect After Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Help Through Recovery
Recuperating at home is often a safe, viable alternative to recovering at a rehabilitation facility. For one thing, it’s much more comfortable to be around the familiarity of home while facing a long road to recovery. During recovery from total joint replacement surgery, even simple tasks may seem challenging. Our in-home therapists and expert team are here to help. We offer medication reminders, pain management techniques, encourage prescribed physical therapy regimes, and help maintain good nutrition and proper hydration for health and healing.
Rehabilitative therapy is also required to ensure the best function of your new prosthetic joint. You’ll likely need to use an assistive device, like a cane or crutches, until you’re ready to support your entire body weight on your own. You’ll need to take care of your new joint once the initial recovery period ends. You should set practical goals with your physical therapist to ensure you can bend and straighten the affected limb.
Recovery takes time, patience, and effort. You must continue physical and rehabilitative therapy as recommended and fuel your body properly with healthy food. Plenty of water and rest are also helpful in recovery. If you pain levels increase, get in touch with your doctor’s office right away.