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Title: What to avoid after knee replacement?


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DR. SUNIL RAJAN
Head of Department Apollo Institute of
Orthopaedics, Apollo Hospitals, Indore M.S
Orthopedics, Specialization Joint Replacement
Surgery
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What to avoid after knee replacement?
Knee replacement surgery also known as knee
arthroplasty is a complex process of replacing
the deteriorated knee joint, which can help to
relieve pain restore the function in severely
deceased knee joints. Knee replacement involves
cutting away the damaged bone and cartilage from
the thigh bone, shinbone and knee cap replacing
it with an artificial joint (prosthesis).
Taking proper precautions after the major knee
replacement surgery helps to ensure  good
recovery and better outcome of the surgery. 
Precautions after knee replacement- after the
knee replacement surgery the very first thing
that should be adjusted is to make adjustments to
the daily lifestyle while the knee heals. Some of
the changes might seem obvious but it can make a
different change in long term use of the knee.
Your describe are the most important precautions
that should be taken after knee replacement.
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1) Make your surrounding accessible- if possible
the very first thing which a person should do is
to prepare your environment and home before the
surgery, it is very important aspect of the
healing process that it should be pre planned
where to spend time after the surgery to skip
unnecessary trips for unnecessary ups and downs
in daily surroundings. It is very important to
place essential items nearby as to avoid
excessive movements of the replaced Knee joint.
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2) Start with a walker or cane- it is very
important to start walking with the support to
avoid unnecessary stress and pressure on the
joint, always use a Walker or cane  to prevent
falls for any kind of accident that can damage
the knee joint, any kind of accidents can lead to
disrupting in the healing process or it can
require another surgery.
3) Be active / Do physical exercises- being
physically active and doing proper exercises
recommended by doctors play an important role in
the healing process, physical exercises helps to
strengthen the muscles around the artificial
joint, strengthening of muscles around the joint
is necessary for functionality and long term use
of the joint, it can helps to restore knee joint
without causing any damage.
Knees are responsible for taking lot of pounding
throughout the life due to which it  can lead to
many types of knee injuries and problems, knee
replacement surgery is the best option for person
with deteriorated knee joint because it helps in
providing proper function and to reduce pain by
replacing the knee joint, after the knee
replacement strengthening and stretching of the
muscles is the most important part of recovery
following knee replacement surgery.
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Things to avoid-
The main role of knee replacement surgery is to
help you to return to your activities of daily
living without pain. Here are some of the most
important points that should be avoided after
knee replacement- 
1) Prolonged sitting- prolonged sitting after
knee replacement surgery can lead to increased
risk of developing blood clots, firstly in the
first two weeks after surgery long sitting
periods can hamper the drainage of fluid in the
lower leg and can lead to Swelling. It is advised
that in the first 10 to 15 days after the knee
replacement surgery avoid sitting for more than
45 to 60 minutes at single time, if prolonged
sitting is a part of treatment protocol always
prop your leg up on the chair to minimise
swelling.
2) Running and Jumping- the total amount of
force which is exerted on knee joint while
running and jumping is about three times higher
than normal walking, jumping and running which
can lead to exposure of higher forces on knee
joint. Performing activites that have heavy
involvement of running and jumping can lead to
cause damage of prosthesis after knee
replacement.
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3) Excessive weigh bearing- It is highly
recommended that you should not perform any
weight-bearing exercises shortly after surgery
,it is very important to use Walker cultures and
other assistive devices while walking for
performing any heavy work. Avoid stairs, for few
days after surgery. 
4) Sport's that include high impact- avoid
participating in contact sports or sport's that
include sudden jerking or twisting of the knee.
These include- Soccer, football, Rugby, skiing,
basketball, hockey, gymnastics. 
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5) Activities that include high risk of
falling- After the knee replacement surgery
there is lack of range of motion and strength to
the joint and muscles surrounding them which can
lead to fall, any fall or trauma to knee can lead
to worsen the condition, always avoid exercises
and activities that include high risk of falling.
To avoid this in daily Livings person should
modify their environment like.
  • Adding rails in washroom and toilets for support
  • Using rubber mate in washrooms
  • Avoid slippery surfaces like mud, tiles etc.
  • Along with this there are several ways which can
    help like work simplification and work
    adaptations.

Dr. Sunil Rajan has been performing knee, hip and
shoulder joint replacement surgeries at a very
low cost in his clinic Dr. Rajan's Knee Clinic
for many years. If are you looking the best
Orthopaedic surgeon in Indore with affordable
price so come to the Dr Rajan's Knee Clinic. Book
an Appointment today call us at 9826200015 and
visit https//www.drsunilrajan.com/ more
information.
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