Right after knee replacement surgery patients will deliver to the recovery room for couple days. It depends on how fast they can recover from anesthesia effect. Further the doctor will decide whether the patient can go home or go to a rehabilitation facility and it depends on patient condition at the time. Poor condition of patient will put them on rehabilitation facility for approximately seven to ten days meanwhile if patient in good condition they can go to their home and will carry out physical therapy for one to two months.
At least for six weeks, patient after knee replacement surgery should not twist or do excessive move on the leg with knee surgery as well as squatting and kneeling. Including daily activities in patient bed rest, the leg should maintain in straight as possible. Usually patient with knee surgery will receive adaptive equipment that helps the knee from excessive harmful move.
Pain after knee replacement surgery
Commonly someone with total replacement knee surgery will experience severe pain of the bone right after the surgery and in their recovery time. For this pain usually doctor will give the patient painkiller pills to manage the pain. Besides pain patient could be experience serious psychological burden, this may happen once they are restricts from daily activities.
In several cases, pain after knee surgery can still developed years after the surgery and I could be a sign of artificial knee failure. Base on Zimmer knee problems website, generally about 85 to 90 percent of total knee replacement surgeries are successful for up to ten years. The rest of patients could experience this artificial knee failure that causes pain in their activities.
Commonly the main cause of this pain after knee replacement surgery is the loosening of metal or cement part that meets the femur. If someone experiences this pain, talk to the doctor soon to get proper diagnose. With X-ray picture result, the doctor will decided next what to do to overcome the pain.