There are some people that need to have a knee replacement operation for one of a range of reasons, and this is a procedure carried out by specialist knee replacement surgeons. When you have treatment from knee replacement surgeons, you will find yourself facing a lengthy recovery period because of the nature of this surgery. This is not just recovery from the surgery but also knee replacement aftercare such as physiotherapy to ensure you are able to regain mobility in your leg after having your knee replaced. This is through learning about knee replacement exercises that can help you to get back on track.
What causes the need for knee replacement?
People end up having knee replacement surgery for a range of reasons. If damage has been caused that severely restrict mobility, a knee replacement may be the solution. Some of the reasons behind people having knee replacement surgery include:
- Progressive conditions such as arthritis damaging the knee
- Trauma to the knee that has caused severe damage
- Deformity of the knee and cartilage loss
- Severe knee injuries
- Avascular necrosis causing death of the bone
- Gone dysplasia
Signs that you may need knee replacement surgeons to operate
Knee replacement may be required for various reasons but there are signs that could indicate that you would benefit from this type of surgery. This includes signs such as:
- A lot of knee pain that makes it difficult to do day to day activities
- Pain in the knee when you are resting
- Inflammation and swelling of the knee that is continual
- Severe stiffness of the knee
- Severe injury to the knee
How long does it take to recover from knee replacement?
It can take time to recover from knee replacement surgery. Of course, the knee operation recovery time is just part of the process, as you also have to consider the aftercare. Recovery can also depend on whether there were any knee replacement complications. Making sure you follow directions carefully with regards to caring for your knee after surgery is important. While you may no longer need crutches after around six weeks, the pain and swelling may remain for a number of months. You also need to make sure you have physiotherapy treatment in order to strengthen the joint and muscles so that you can regain mobility as fast as possible. You can get this treatment on a private basis free of charge in the UK. For more information about this, just get in touch with us.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
When you are having knee replacement surgery, you may need to have access to bandaging and dressings for your wound as well as physiotherapy so that you can regain proper movement in your knee. You may be entitled to all of these as part of a free private treatment programme. If you would like to learn more about the free treatment options you qualify for, give us a call and we can provide you with advice and information.
How can I recover with speed and safety?
Recovering from a knee replacement operation is not always easy because it is so debilitating. However, you need to make sure you do not try and do too much until advised to do so because you could cause damage. Also, make sure you do exercises to aid the healing of the knee – in order to do this, you will need to speak to a physiotherapist. This is a service that you can get free of charge. Pick up the phone and call us today for further information.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
A lot of people who have this type of operation are totally unaware that they could be eligible for free private treatment. If you live in the UK, you may be able to get free treatment no matter where you are located – and this treatment is provided locally. So, if you want to check on your eligibility for free private treatment, contact us and we can check for you in next to no time.