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Post Operative Care: Total Knee Replacement

The post-operative care and rehabilitation of total knee replacement is very important. With hip replacement, walking regularly and performing normal tasks are enough to return to function. However, the knee replacement needs a different approach. This group of documents describes the immediate post-operative care, later rehabilitation and the care of a new knee over time. Physiotherapy input is very important and patients should develop a close relationship with their physio to get their rehab program off to the best start.

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pdf_icon Knee Exercises After Total Knee Replacement TKR

Total knee replacement demands a different approach from hip replacement. Patients with knee replacement need to work firmly and steadily over two to three months to rehabilitate their new knee successfully. This document describes the exercises for the early post-operative period, with line drawings and instruction on each of the exercises. With these a patient should be able to get off to a good start with their knee replacement rehabilitation.

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