FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [MEDICAL]
Ans. The non-surgical treatment options include rest, medications including analgesics and antibiotics, injections, and physical/occupational therapy.
Ans. Getting full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where pre-operative exercise, education, and post-operative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.
Ans. As with any surgery, risks include reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, stiffness and nerve damage. Your doctor will discuss the risks associated with your specific procedure.
Ans. This varies depending on the type of procedure undergone, and can range from a few days to a few months. Return to all activities, sports and exercise can take up to four to six months. Your doctor will advise you depending on your particular health condition.
Ans. Some complications of not undergoing an orthopaedic surgery for your condition include pain, loss of joint motion, joint weakness, numbness and an early onset of arthritis.
Ans. The most common orthopaedic injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations. Injuries can occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
Ans. The pain should decrease in stages beginning about 2 to 3 weeks after surgery.After about 3 months, the pain and twinges should disappear.
Ans. The typical joint replacement patient will continue to perform their exercises for at least 4 to 6 weeks. The key to a quicker recovery is a positive attitude!
Ans. It should not affect any other arthritic joints.
Your other knee or hip might feel better now that the new joint can share the stress of walking.
Ans. The replacement parts include a metal shaft placed in the thigh bone, topped with a metal or ceramic ball. The worn pelvic socket is relined with high density plastic, metal or ceramic.
Ans. The replacement parts are comprised of a metal component placed onto the bottom end of the thigh bone, a metal and high density plastic component attached to the top of the shin bone and, if needed, a plastic button-like device fitted to the underside of the kneecap.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [GENERAL]
For your initial consultation, you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if necessary.
Here is check list for your initial consultation
- Driver’s License or a valid ID
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)
We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you are seeing the doctor.
Ans. Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
Ans. You should wait at least one week before driving after surgery. The effects of anesthetic and surgery can affect judgment and reflexes during the first week following your surgery. Your surgeon will provide more specifics for your particular situation.
Ans. Your doctor will instruct you about post-treatment exercises – the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.
Ans. There will be a point of contact 24 hours a day for any concerns you may have. You will be provided with contact details following your treatment.