Arthritis and arthrosis are severe diseases that greatly complicate life. In addition to restricting movements, these diseases are accompanied by pain.
You can get rid of pain in two ways:
- Regular intake of a large number of tablets, but it is very harmful to the stomach.
- To put an endoprosthesis - at the modern level of the development of operational trauma surgery, the operation to replace the joint is considered quite simple.
Let's talk a little about the situation in which you still decided to replace the joint. According to the traumatologist who is going to operate you, everything will go well, after 5 to 7 days you will walk with a walker, and after 2 - 3 weeks you will forget about problems with the joint, and he gives you a list of things that can not be done with an endoprosthesis !
In my practice I met many victims of such lists. Of course, in them everything is correctly written for people who do not undergo rehabilitation after joint replacement. Or they undergo a rehabilitation course nominally: 5 - 8 sessions of exercise therapy (most likely not directly related to joint replacement). And then these people complain that after three months they are afraid to sit on a chair while some sportsman after endoprosthetics already takes part in competitions. Perhaps someone reading these lines, learned his story, but do not worry, now let's talk about what you need to do so that the words of the surgeon and all other advisers become a reality.
Let's start with the fact that there is a preoperative period, i.e. Time for which you must prepare yourself for the operation. What is desirable to include in this period?
- Of course, to pass a lot of tests (this will appoint you a doctor)
- Based on the results of the tests, visit the doctors of specialists (therapist, cardiologist, etc.)
- Normalize the indices of blood pressure and pulse, as well as anything that is significantly beyond the norm.
- After the operation, you will have to face the problem of temporary lack of support for the operated leg, as well as with a new kind of support (for example, a walker) - it's better if you practice drunk walking before surgery.
- Undergo a course of medical gymnastics aimed at improving your respiratory, cardiovascular systems, strengthen the muscular system (strength in your hands, after the operation, you will need).
Next, a successful operation and transition to the postoperative rehabilitation period. As you pass this period, so will you walk in the future.
Objectives of rehabilitation in the postoperative period.
- The maximum early verticalization of the patient and the beginning of walking with support.
- Restoration of movements in the operated extremity.
- The transition to a minimum support, and in the future and the refusal of support in general.
And now it's time to feel like "that sportsman" and return, maybe not to the sports arena, but to a normal life without significant motor restraints for sure.
Tasks of the recovery period:
- Restoration of the muscular volume and strength of the operated limb.
- Recovery of the most reasonable amount of motion in the joints of the operated limb.
- Restoring the correct gait mechanism (before the surgery you have gone wrong for a long time and after surgery most patients continue to walk the way they have become accustomed to for years of illness. This often leads to disruption of the integrity of the endoprosthesis, its subluxations and dislocations.
- Teaching walking on steps, uneven terrain, etc.
The recovery period is very important for a complete recovery and it needs to be passed under the control of professionals.
As for the injuries of bones - everything is much simpler here, and it can be very difficult. It is simply impossible to tell about all the fractures and scenarios of further development.
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