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The first three months after joint replacement surgery will be challenging. But the St. Mary-Corwin Joint Replacement Center team is here to support each of our patients. It is important to understand these challenges and to reflect on the quality of life that will be improved upon after surgery and rehabilitation.
After surgery activity guidelines can be broken into four different stages.
After three to four days at St. Mary-Corwin, patients are ready for discharge from the hospital. During weeks one and two of recovery, typical goals are to:
During weeks 2-4 patients will gain more independence. In addition to outpatient therapy, patients should be very faithful to a home exercise program, in combination with each other these two exercise plans will lead to achieving the best outcome. At this stage a patient's goals are to:
Patient recovery during this stage will include even more independence. The home exercise program will become even more important as supervised therapy will be less frequent.
During these weeks patients should meet these goals:
During this timeframe patients should be able to being resuming all of their activities. Goals for this period are to:
For more information about our Joint Replacement Center please call 719-557-5622.
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