What therapy is offered for people un recovery after a joint replacement?

Structured. Therapy after joint replacement is very structured and started almost immediately after surgery. Depending on the joint, usually a cpm (continuous passive motion) machine is utilized to help maintain range of motion. Later, resistance exercises are started to build/maintain strength. Check with your orthopedist for your specific situation.

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If I have a joint replacement, how long does physical therapy usually last?

Not too long. Joint replacements shouldn't really require much (if any) physical therapy. Most of my patients who have had new knees and hips (once the surgical / anesthesia aftershock wears off in a few days) are "up and running". Physical therapy should not have much call in these cases of having new joints. Basically your joints have just magically gotten younger. New joints don't need therapy. Read more...
Individualized. Those who need therapy may need it for weeks or months. The goal is make sure that once you have a replacement joint that the range of motion is maximized and your gait is normalized. The time needed is determined between you, your orthopaedic surgeon and the therapist. Read more...

How important is therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Very. You can have the best orthopedic surgeon in the world but your outcome depends on your preop and postop physical therapy. Read more...
Very. Therapy is critical after replacement to restore your motion and rebuild strength. I would not perform surgery if i felt a patient would not perform or be unable to do therapy afterwards. Read more...
Very important. It is very important for patients to work on regaining range of motion and strength in the muscles around the knee after tka. Failure to do so will lead to stiffness, weakness, and chronic problems. Therapy can be self directed or with a physical therapist, but working on exercises to strengthen the leg, bend and straighten the knee are required. Pain control is also important. Read more...

Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery imporant?

Very important. Therapy is important after knee replacement in order to regain all of your range of motion and in order to work on strengthening the knee so that you can have a normal gait (walk normally without a limp.). Read more...
It's important. Hi, physical therapy after knee replacement is very important. Without it, there is a risk of developing adhesions from the scar tissue forming after surgery. This could limit the range of motion and even cause pain. Patients who do not participate in therapy, or do exercises on their own, run the risk of having poor range of motion following knee replacement. Read more...

How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

6 weeks. Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery. Read more...
Up to 3 months. Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. Read more...

Which would be better for a 70 year old: knee joint replacement or physical therapy?

Depends. If the knee is severly arthritic and deformed with constant pain no question the knee replacement is by far a better option.Pt does not correct the arthritis , it help to srengh the muscles around the knee, improve the rom and muscles contractures.One is not subtitute for the other, they complement each other. Read more...
Depends. If the 70 year-old is healthy and mobile then knee replacement. If 70 yo is debilitated then pt. Read more...

How important is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery?

Very Important. Physiotherapy is extremely important to regain mobility and strength of the knee, as well as to look at the entire kinetic chain from the ankle to the pelvis/low back for compensations that have occurred presurgery. We believe therapy should start the day following surgery to reduce swelling and scar tissue formation and to strengthen the core and muscles of the leg. Read more...
Extremely important. Physical therapy is crucial for full functional recovery after a total knee replacement. I believe that therapy should start as soon as possible, ideally the day after your surgery. Physical therapy should include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and strengthening exercises. Finding a skilled physical therapist is key to a complete recovery after receiving your new knee joint. Read more...