Orthopedics Boca Raton – Total Knee Replacement – 3 things you need to know before your surgery
Total Knee Replacement surgery is potentially an amazing solution for anyone struggling with knee pain which is making everyday activities a big challenge. There are many contributing factors which can cause knee problems, including bad diet, not getting enough exercise – or on the contrary – doing too much high-intensity exercise which overburdens the joints. If the total knee replacement surgery is something your Boca Raton orthopedic surgeon recommends, this article is for you. Keep reading to find out 3 things you need to know before your surgery.
1. The recovery starts BEFORE the actual procedure
Stronger muscles around the knee ensure faster and smoother post-surgery recovery so it is recommended you work on reinforcing the surrounding muscle tissue (such as inside quad muscle) before you undergo the surgery. Of course it is difficult to reinforce a hurting knee but try to find ways to get at least some exercise. Swimming is great as it doesn’t overburden the joint and – if done regularly – can significantly strengthen muscles around it. We also advise you to work with a Physical Therapist – together you can figure out the best way to prepare for the procedure without taking unnecessary risks. If you’d like to find out more about Physical Therapy provided at Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, visit our website or contact us directly.
2. Post-surgery diet
Good nutrition during the post-surgery period can make a significant difference in the way your knee recovers. Take extra care of the quality of food you consume during…. to read the full article visit OSA website here.