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Orthopedic Surgery

By January 26, 2022August 8th, 2022No Comments
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Recovery from any sort of orthopedic surgery can feel overwhelming. Recovery with home health for orthopedic surgery helps to calm the fears associated with getting back on your feet.

One of the most common types of orthopedic surgery is joint arthroplasty or joint replacement. This involves the replacing of joints, usually knee, hip, or shoulder joints, with artificial parts. These procedures can range from partial to total joint replacements. After successful surgery and rehabilitation, patients should expect at least 10 to 15 years of relief. 

What Should You Expect After Having a Joint Replaced? 

Recovery starts right after the surgery. Being as active as possible is the key. Before being discharged from the hospital, the nurses and therapists will ensure that you are able to get around with the use of a cane or walker, understand how to take care of the incision, and are prepared for any changes in daily activities, like bathing and dressing.

After discharge, physical therapy will continue to strengthen and increase the mobility of the joint. The incision will need to be monitored for up to 2 weeks until the stitches are removed. You will be able to resume most daily activities within a few weeks. Most people can return to full work activities and driving within the first 4 to 6 weeks.

Where Will All This Take Place?

 “Where will I go after surgery?” is one the most frequently asked questions for any patient undergoing surgery. There may be fears about completing daily tasks on your own. The thought of having to take control of your recovery at home can be daunting. The idea of using a rehab facility to bridge that gap may sound appealing. 

Studies have shown, however, that people who go home after orthopedic surgery often heal faster than they would at a rehab facility. They are also less likely to have infections, be hospitalized and to have complications from their wound. 

Preparing your home before surgery can alleviate some of the concerns that might come from going home. If that is not enough, home health can help calm the fears associated with going home.At home surgery recovery

Surgery Recovery with Active Home Health

Active Home Health’s team is here to help you transition to an outpatient therapy setting after surgery. Our nurses monitor the wound and incision, making sure that bandages are changed properly and prevent infections. They will help educate you on the recovery process, prevent blood clots, and make sure that your pain is under control. 

Our therapists will put together a recovery plan in conjunction with your surgeon to make sure you heal properly. They will work on strengthening, help with gait training, and make sure you know how to use your cane or walker. They can help increase your range of motion and teach you how to adapt your daily activities to your current situation.

Our CNAs provide an extra set of hands as you begin your recovery. They can provide direct assistance with daily activities like showering and dressing. They can also help with meal preparation and provide medication reminders.

Some of the benefits of using Active Home Health in your recovery from orthopedic surgery include:

  • Better management of the overall care plan
  • Decreased rehospitalization
  • Fewer complications
  • Manage the recovery at home
  • Restore strength and independence
  • Better recovery of daily activities
  • Decreased healthcare costsActive's Bionic Joint Club

Why Choose Active Home Health?

Are you concerned about getting to your outpatient therapy appointments? Does it seem overwhelming to jump back in to your normal daily activities? Active Home Health has the solution for you. Join our Bionic Joint Club! Our team will work with your surgeon to help restore your active lifestyle. Give us a call and let us help you ditch those canes and crutches today!


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