The patient's doctor determines the recovery plan, and there can be different requirements for different people. The following is the general plan followed by most knee replacement patients.
Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Many patients facing hip replacement surgery want to know more about what is being placed in their body. In this video Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon from Raleigh, NC, explains the different types of hip prosthetics and the different materials from which their made.
When recovering from a total knee replacement, it can hard for some people to give up their freedom to drive even for a short time. A big question for many patients is when they can start to drive again. There are several factors to consider when deciding when is the right time.
Hip replacement surgery techniques allow for a short and successful recovery for most patients after leaving the operating room, but the return to your day-to-day activities will be gradual. Let's take a look at the types of exercises to expect and how progress is made.
A painful hip can change a person's lifestyle and stop them from doing activities they love. This surgery is life-changing and can be done on anyone regardless of age.
Older athletes experience increased physical injuries including back pain, heel pain, hamstring pulls, stress fractures and knee injuries. This increase is primarily due to changes in muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons due to aging. It is crucial for older adults to be conscious of these body changes and to alter their regime to avoid injuries while maintaining their physical fitness.
Is there a minimum age for total knee replacement surgery. In this video an orthopedic surgeon talks about in which circumstances young patients would be considered for a total knee replacement.
Do knee replacement prostheses ever need to be replaced? The answer is yes, but they should last for decades. Dr. Dan Albright discusses the signs and symptoms that appear when it is time to for the prosthesis to be revised and how to make the one you have last longer.
Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.