It is important to resume physiotherapy after a knee replacement surgery. The patient must be motivated. Physiotherapy is important to reduce pain, increase range of motion and strengthen the muscles. Physiotherapy includes thigh squeezes or quadriceps exercising, hamstring and calf muscle exercising. The patient must also progressively increase the duration of walking. Physiotherapy is also important for patients who are in the early stages of arthritis. People in the first three stages of arthritis should continue physiotherapy. For people who are advised surgery, it is important to start physiotherapy before surgery so that patient regains the range of motion and strengthens the muscles.
The doctor is speaking about physiotherapy after knee surgery. There are four important ligaments in the knee joint, one in the front and back called Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACM) and Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCM). The side supporting ligaments are Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) located on the inside and Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) on the outside. The physiotherapy for different types of ligaments post-surgery differs slightly. The most common injury is the one affecting the ACL. The physiotherapy for ACL continues for up to nine months after the surgery, after which the patient can start sporting activities. Immediately after the ACL surgery, the patient needs to be on a brace. Other exercises that are emphasized upon right after the surgery are static quadriceps exercises or thigh squeezed exercises. Along with this, slight hamstring exercises, assisted or passive knee bending and straightening exercises are also advised. The initial goal of physiotherapy is to get back the knee range of motion, reduce the pain and swelling and strengthen the muscles around the knee. After six weeks, the brace is discarded, and the next set of exercises like a stationary bike at the end of six weeks is advised. At the end of nine months, the patient should have free range of motion and resume sporting activities. After an ACL reconstruction, the newly inserted graft is at its weakest and after which certain exercises can be carried out.
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When 56-year-old Mr. Ganesh Chandra Shasman suffered an injury in his hip, he was advised to undergo a hip joint replacement surgery. Post-surgery, it was found that he had an infection in his hip and had to redo his surgery. The infection did not subside after these procedures as well and he was unable to walk for close to a year. With a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, physiotherapists and nurses, headed by Dr. Sunil G Kini, Senior Consultant- Joint Replacement & Arthroscopic Surgery, an extensive procedure called Proximal Femoral Replacement was performed and his road to a full recovery was paved. Watch more here! To book an appointment, click here: http://bit.ly/3c30rno
The management, doctors, and nurses have been extremely nice, says Ms. Sharmin Khatun from Bangladesh, who has successfully undergone bilateral total hip replacement surgery under the guidance of Dr. Sunil Kini, Consultant- Orthopaedic Surgery, at Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, Bangalore. Watch the video as she speaks about her experience. To know more about Dr. Sunil Kini click https://bit.ly/389dBPq
Mr. Narayan Chandra Ghosh underwent a successful bilateral total hip replacement surgery after he was diagnosed with arthritis in both the hips. The surgery was performed under the expert leadership of Dr. Sunil Kini, Consultant - Orthopaedic Surgery, Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road.