Total knee replacement guide

Having any sort of surgery can be a frightening prospect and one type of surgery that a lot of people end up having is total knee replacement. This type of surgery is carried out for a variety of reasons and it can be daunting for the patient. Not only do you have to worry about the surgery and the pain that comes afterwards but you also need to think about the recovery and how you will get used to being mobile again after the total knee replacement.

The good news is that there are plenty of resources and help out there that can help when it comes to recovering from a procedure such as this, including free physiotherapy services that can help to get you mobile again.

What is a total knee replacement?

When you have a total replacement of the knee, both sides of the knee joint are replaced rather than one side, as with a partial replacement. This is a process that can take up to several hours depending on whether there are any problems or complications. Your kneecap is exposed when the surgeon makes a cut along the front of the knee. The surgery can then be carried out before the cut is stitched back up.

Who needs a total knee replacement?

When it comes to knee replacements, there are a number of options including both total and partial replacements. The one that will be deemed most appropriate for you will depend on a range of factors. Some signs that you may need to consider a total replacement include:

  • If you cannot function or carry out daily activities because of your knee
  • When the knee has been damaged due to certain conditions
  • If you have sustained severe injuries to your knee
  • Where pain affects you in your knee both when mobile and when relaxing
  • If your knee is constantly inflamed despite taking medication

How long does it take for recovery?

The recovery from this type of process really depends on factors such as your age and health as well as how well you take care of your knee once you are out of hospital. In addition, if there were knee replacement complications this may also have an impact. Knee operation recovery time is also based on doing the right knee replacement exercises to build up strength and movement after the operation. This is something that a physiotherapist can help you with and you can gain free private treatment for this. Speak to one of our team to get further information.

What free private treatment can I qualify for?

Having this sort of knee surgery will involve not only being on painkillers and crutches but also using dressings for the wounds to keep them protected and changing them regularly. In addition, it will require physiotherapy so that you can regain full movement again after the surgery. These are some of the free private treatments that you can benefit from after having this procedure. You can contact us today for further information.

How can I recover with greater speed?

Recovering from total knee replacement isn’t always easy because it can take so much time and it can be so debilitating. However, following instructions with regards to the care of your leg and knee will help, as will ensuring you do not try to become active too soon. Your physiotherapy will also prove hugely helpful in terms of getting you back on your feet. Contact us today to find out about getting free private physiotherapy.

Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment

People are often concerned about the costs associated with private treatment or the delays and service associated with the NHS. However, you can actually access free private treatment if you are a UK resident no matter where in the country you are located. Local treatment can be arranged with speed and convenience. Give us a call today and we can let you know whether you are eligible for this free private treatment.