What does it involve?
Early exercises after your total knee replacement
Early exercise helps to build range of motion, reduce stiffness, decrease pain levels and improve mobility after your operation. Our team provide information, reassurance and guidance on how to maximise healing and diminish post-operative pain.
Your domiciliary physiotherapist will work with you to help achieve your goals and will progress your exercises and rehabilitation to make the recovery period as quick and safe as possible. Following the intensive treatment in the early stages your home visit physio will help you set up a programme where you then begin to wean off physiotherapy as your independence and confidence grows. This can also be extended to common activities of daily living such as getting into and out of the car, walking on uneven surfaces and up steps. Our mobile physiotherapists will tailor treatment to meet the requirements of your life.
We are covered by most health insurances and can organise your London home visit physiotherapy session starting the next day, and we cover all London boroughs.
What is a total knee replacement
Sometimes only one specific part of the cartilage becomes worn, and in those cases and Uni-compartmental Knee Replacement (UKR) may be sufficient. If more of the joint surfaces are affected then a Total Knee Replacement may be required.
A TKR replaces the surfaces of the knee with plastic and metal. Areas of the thigh bone with the worn away cartilage are removed and replaced with a smooth metal component. The lower part of the leg (tibia) also has any poor quality joint tissues removed. The tibial component consists of a metal base sitting on the bone and a plastic insert, which sits between the two bones and serves as the hinge joint. If necessary the knee cap (patella) is replaced with a plastic button, although often this is not necessary.
The replacement components are kept very securely in place with bone cement and are very strong indeed, meaning you can be confident that you will not cause any damage to the joint when following your domiciliary physio’s exercises.
Some TKR used the previously tried and tested standardised models, whereas more lately custom made TKR’s are becoming more common. Whichever prosthesis you have, home visit physio is essential to getting you back to health.
Post Op Home Physio
86-90 Paul Street,