Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit
Zimmer Knee Replacement Lawsuit Colorado
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Creating an After-Surgery Plan for Knee Replacement
Most surgeries, especially major surgeries like knee replacement, are a big commitment and take some planning. In order to ensure your recovery goes smoothly and you do not injure yourself during this time, and to help you get organized and stay stress-free during and after the procedure, you can create an after-surgery plan. This puts the important components of your recovery into place before you ever enter the hospital, putting your mind at ease for such an important event.
What should you include in your after knee replacement surgery plan?
Plans for Returning Home
Knee replacement surgery is a major undertaking and as such, you will need support in the immediate aftermath and the days to follow. Having someone take you home from the hospital is essential because you will be unable to drive for some time after the procedure. Arranging for release and transportation home is one of the most important aspects of your aftercare plan.
In the Days Following Your Surgery
In addition to returning home from the hospital, you will also need assistance getting around your home and performing mundane tasks. You might need help moving from room to room, and you will certainly need assistance preparing meals and tending to household chores. Your best bet is to have someone with you on an ongoing basis in case there is an emergency. This person can help you and maintain your home until you are back on your feet. If no friends or family members are available or they are only available on a part-time basis, you can hire in-home support care to assist with a variety of tasks.
Another important part of your recovery is physical therapy. You will need to make arrangements for physical therapy appointments prior to your surgery. Sometimes physical therapists will come to your home, but if not, make sure you have transportation to and from the PT office. Some offices provide assistance with transportation.
Additionally, you will be given at-home exercises. Most of these can be done on your own, but if there is anything you need assistance doing, make sure you schedule your exercise sessions when you have support available.
Return to Work and Other Activities
As time passes, your strength and mobility will return and your doctor will release you to return to regular activities. The time frame for this varies from person to person and based on the activity or responsibilities of the job. You and your doctor can discuss the time frame in advance so you can alert your employer and anyone else relying on your assistance.