If you have an upcoming knee
surgery scheduled, then it's important to understand that the success of your
knee surgery depends not just on the procedure itself, but also on the recovery
period. Most patients end up staying in the hospital for roughly four days
following a knee surgery. Once you return home, you'll want to focus on
recovering. The following is some important knee surgery advice to help you
prepare for your recovery period at home:
your home - You're going to need space to
walk in considering the fact that you'll most likely be depending on a walker
to get around. Go through your home and make sure that the floors are clear so
that you won't trip on anything. You may need to move furniture out of the way
to clear up more space as well.
in fall prevention equipment - You may have some trouble with
your balance as you recover, which means that you should consider installing fall
prevention equipment to help improve the safety of your home. This can include
installing handrails in the bathroom, adding nonslip mats to slippery floors
up a recovery area - You are going to spend a few weeks
sitting around due to the inability to move very well. Prepare a recovery area
that includes a comfortable chair to relax in, such as a recliner, and place
items you need within reach, such as a phone, your glasses, books, water,
medication and more.
your bed easy to access - Sleep is vital to any type of
physical recovery. However, your bed may be located on the second floor, making
it difficult to access with your limited mobility. You may want to set up a
sleeping area downstairs that you'll be able to reach with ease during your
friends and family for help - It's going to be difficult to
perform some of the activities that you're used to doing, such as changing
bandages, cooking meals, doing your chores, going grocery shopping and more.
Don't be afraid to turn to your friends and family for help because you will
likely need it.
This knee surgery advice will
help you to prepare for a successful recovery period following your surgery.
Once you have recovered from your surgery, you're likely going to need physical
therapy. Contact us
at Advanced Motion Therapeutic to schedule a physical therapy