A joint replacement surgery may be partial or full depending on the extent of the damage.
Joint replacement care is post-operative care following a joint replacement surgery. People who have undergone a joint replacement procedure are generally kept in hospital until they are able to get in and out of bed independently and pain levels are manageable.
At this point after the surgery, many adults and seniors are not able to go straight home for a number of varied reasons. In these cases, post-operative care in a dedicated care setting, such as Haym Salomon Home, is required.
Firstly, individuals with a new joint have to regain mobility and joint functionality. To achieve this, physical therapy is essential. In the first weeks following the joint replacement surgery, the therapy sessions may be very simple. As joint functionality increases, the therapy sessions become more intense to match our patient’s mobility and needs.
Secondly, pain must be managed during the rehabilitation process. Working in conjunction with the patient’s referring doctor, we carry out pain management plans and make sure that patients are taking the right medications at the right times.
Another important part of our job is to mitigate the potential complications that can arise after a joint replacement surgery. This involves minimizing the risk of infections, making sure patients are eating a healthy diet, and monitoring the function of the new joint using modern technologies.