After people have surgery on their knee, they will go home. However, once they get home, there are some things they need to do to continue their recovery. The surgery is only the beginning; now there are some things that have to be done to begin the next stage of the surgery, which is healing and recovering.
What do you need to do after surgery on your knee?
Some things you will need to do include:
After knee surgery, many people feel pain. It is important to stay active, even though it may be difficult. Walking around on your knee will help keep it from getting stiff, which will cause more pain. Here is some more information on what you can do to recover from your surgery and also become as active as you were before:
•It is important to move around after surgery. If you don't move, the knee may become stiff and that could make it harder for the surgery to heal. You should try to get up every hour or so to keep the muscles around your knee warm.
• It is important to be active after surgery, but you need to make sure you walk with support. This means having someone by your arm or using a walker or cane. The doctor will tell you this is necessary to help the healing process. Walking on your operated leg is important, but make sure you don't put too much strain on knee
• When you leave the hospital, they will give you instructions on what to do and medication for your pain. It is important that you take the medicine as soon as possible, and if you are in pain, then don't try to suffer in silence. Pain medications are especially important because you will have to get up and walk on your knee.
Knee surgery can help people with a bad knee. But they will have to do things like staying active, walking with support, and taking medication to help deal with pain when they leave the hospital. Once their knee is healed, they will need to go through physical therapy.