Dental check up to rule out any infection, Arrange for some one to look after you during your stay of 4-7 days in the hospital and one week post discharge at home.
Please inform to your doctor, about your previous health problem like hypertension, diabetis, heart problem, etc and any medication for these problems.
Stop tab.ecospirin and tab.clopidogrel 72 hrs before surgery if your are taking them for heart problem. Do exercises at home if prescribed by your doctor
If you follow above instructions,and investigations are with in normal limits, you can get admitted in the evening before surgery and have your preanaesthetic checkup by an anaesthetist and follow preoperative instructions given to you by resident doctor.
what to do on the day of it?
Be calm, and cooperate with anaesthetic while giving anaesthesia.
Do not panic over machine sounds during surgery.
Surgery may take 2hours time.
After the surgery you will be kept in post-operative ward for a brief period.
Follow doctors advice and start doing physiotherapy
What to do after the surgery in hospital?
Follow exercise programme and do them (Physiotherapist will help you).
Do not soak in water until your doctor says.
Inform to doctor if you develop any fever, excessive pain, swelling of the legs, foot and if there is any soakage at surgery site.
Your dressing will be changed and drain removed on 2day, and as and when necessary.
If every thing is fine you will made walk on 2 day of surgery with help of walker.
You will be discharged on 5/6/7 post op day. Physiotherapist will visit your home after discharge and help you recover faster.
Sutures will be removed on 10 post op day.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is essential part of your recovery following a knee replacement. It aims to
Keep your chest clear.
Provide an exercise programme to improve joint movement, strength and flexibility and make you recover faster.
Improve mobility and confidence and make you walk with an appropriate walking aid.
Life after the surgery?
You can walk with out any aid when you feel confident.
Climb stairs after 1 month
Drive vehicle after 3 months
Avoid squatting, because it increases the wear of the implant.