Here at MCJR, we understand that considering a knee replacement surgery can be an intimidating thought for some people. The best way to confirm if a joint replacement surgery is right for you involves doing some research and scheduling a pre-operative appointment. Below are some of the signs that you should schedule an appointment:
- -Severe knee pain that hinders you from doing normal activities
- -Knee inflammation or swelling that isn’t reduced with medication
- -Knee stiffness
- -Bowing in or out of your leg
- -On the day of your appointment, you will receive an exam, x-rays, and the best treatment options for you.
What is the recovery like?
Everyone recovers differently, but typically, patients can expect to have complete healing within nine to twelve months of their procedure. If you stick to the post-operative guidelines given to you before your surgery, the recovery period should be quick and relatively comfortable. Some of the guidelines are as follows:
- -Start rehab the day of your surgery
- -Stay on the recommended cycle of medications
- -Get enough rest
Following these guidelines will send you zooming down the road to recovery!
When recovery comes to an end, you will be left with more mobility and ease in day-to-day tasks that were previously causing you pain and discomfort. You can enjoy your favorite activities and create new memories without dealing with constant aching of your joints.
If at any point throughout your joint replacement process you have a question, do not hesitate to ask. We like for our patients to be fully informed and comfortable every step of the way. There is never a wrong time to inquire about your treatment plan and we love to hear your comments and concerns – if there are any! Our doctors do a great job of thoroughly explaining your procedure to make you feel content.
If you still have concerns or questions, call us at 317-455-1064.