Tips for a Successful Replacement Surgery Recovery
Replacement surgery is a serious life-changing procedure that can improve your life, but it can also require a long recovery and rehabilitation. Your doctor’s recommendations should be followed precisely to ensure a positive outcome. Here are just some of the tips to help improve your recovery.
- Formulate an exercise routine. You might think exercise is a bad idea when you’ve just undergone surgery, but there are still some types of exercise that you may benefit from. However, be sure to check with your doctor before embarking on any exercise!
- Pay attention to your weight. Diet and exercise are important to reduce stress on your bones. You want to make sure that your muscles are taking on most of the stress of your body rather than your bones.
- Watch how you sleep. You may need to adjust your sleeping position, such as lying flat on your back and taking care when getting up and entering your bed. You might even need to use a different bed, as low beds can pose difficulty for hip replacement patients.
- Understand that it’s a long process. You will gradually regain your mobility, but be prepared to stick to your rehabilitation regimen, which could last as long as 10 to 12 weeks.
To learn more about how we can help you with your hip, knee, or shoulder, contact us today at Dr Kevin Darr’s clinic. Regain your quality of life today.