Your surgeon will have skilfully performed a surgical procedure that is the initial step towards your successful outcome. However, you’ll have to do some work in the form of exercises to optimise your results.
In hospital, you’ll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as chest infection or DVT’s. You may even be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once you are discharged, you’ll commonly require re-assessment and checking of your progress.
Post-orthopaedic surgery, you’ll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. The quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation.
Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Care
Shoulder : Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Acromioplasty, Manipulation, Capsulotomy, Fracture
Elbow : Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture
Wrist & Hand : Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs
Hip : Hip Replacements/Resurfacing, Hip labral repairs, Hip Arthroscope, Fracture
Knee : Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscope, Meniscal Repairs, Chondroplasty, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture
Calf : Achilles Tendon Repairs, Fasciotomy
Ankle & Foot : Ankle Reconstruction, Ligament Repairs, Arthroscope, Fracture, Spur Removal, Bunionectomy
Spine (Neck & Back) : Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation