LONG TERM CARE AFTER SURGERY
If you have any problems with your knee or hip replacement, I will see you at any time for review. If it has been more than a year since seeing me it is best to check in with your family physician first as they are the gate keepers for the health care system.
If your joint replacement is working well it is still good to see me in review every ten years. This way we can repeat an x-ray and make sure that the bearing surface is adequate.
Common Questions and Answers
What activities can I do following a joint replacement?
There have been many studies reviewing activites that may be performed after a joint replacement. One study suggested you may return to activities such as doubles tennis but not singles tennis due to the amount of running involved. The truth is, return to sport and function will be different for everyone. It will depend on your weight, your strength and how familiar you are with the activity. Here are some general suggestions...
What is the most important thing to do post joint replacement?
Achieve and maintain a normal weight!