Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation

The Knee Owner's Manual

Author: Daniel J. Brugioni,Jeff Falkel

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897934393

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 5732


Each year approximately 250,000 Americans undergo total-knee-replacement surgery (also known as a total knee arthroplasty, or TKA). Every year, a million more consider it. If you are considering or have had a total knee replacement you should read this book. It will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for and recover from the surgery, and to get the most out of your new knee. The success of a total knee replacement depends on rehabilitating the knee after the operation -- in fact, the rehab is as important as the surgery itself. This book maps out the road to recovery with week-by-week exercises for a full year. The authors, a surgeon and physical therapist who have both been orthopedic patients, provide practical tips, success stories and personal insights into the recovery process. Most people, even surgeons, don't realize how dramatically arthritis can change a person's life. Author Jeff Falkel, Ph.D., was one of these people. Over the course of 20 years his knees had gotten progressively worse, and eventually the pain reached the point where it was present in every aspect of his life. He could not stand or walk without crippling pain.

Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation

The Knee Owner's Manual

Author: Daniel Brugioni,Jeff Falkel

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897935861

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2284


While several treatment options exist for knee arthritis patients, end-stage treatment is total knee arthroplasty (TKA or total knee replacement). For patients to achieve maximum benefits of this surgical correction, they need understand and manage many important details both before and in the first year after surgery. This comprehensive guide explains everything from the preoperative decision-making process to the surgery itself, how to prepare your home for post-surgery rehabilitation, and a week by week description of how to rehabilitate yourself following your TKA. The road to recovery is laid out clearly in this book in such detail that there are no surprises. It concentrates extensively on postoperative rehabilitation, which is vital to the success of a TKA, and as important as the surgery itself. This book contains 145 exercises, 190 illustrations and photos, and questions and answers at the end of each chapter. It empowers patients with the knowledge they need to take charge of their own rehabilitation program.

Knee Surgery

The Essential Guide to Total Knee Recovery

Author: Daniel Fulham O'Neill

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312362935

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 223

View: 2150


A noted orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine expert takes readers step by step through common knee surgeries, the mental and physical preparation for such procedures, and the recovery process, emphasizing a mind/body approach to rehabilitation that shows patients how to decrease pain and enhance fitness following surgery. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Knee Replacement Surgery, a Patient's Guide

Before, During and After

Author: Chris W. Easton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781511642965


Page: 62

View: 1213


There are many reason people choose to have their knee replaced. Pain obviously, but more often than not, it's because you want to be able to participate again. Playing with the grandchildren, playing golf, taking an Alaskan cruise are all reasons people choose knee replacement surgery. Now that you've made the decision to have your knee replaced, let's discuss what you can do before AND after surgery to make your recovery as comfortable as possible! Chris Easton has been a physical therapist for two decades. Specializing in rehab for knee and hip replacement surgeries, he wants his patients to have the very best recovery possible.

Ligament Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty

An Instructional Manual

Author: Leo A. Whiteside

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642592953

Category: Medical

Page: 115

View: 8521


The varus knee has a group of bone and ligament abnormalities that must be addressed to correct the deformity. The mechanical axis of the femur is tilted medially relative to the long axis of the tibia. The distal femoral surface usually remains in valgus alignment to the long axis of the femur. Most of the varus deformity is caused by deficiency in the medial tibial plateau. The deep and superficial medial collateral ligaments are contracted and deformed by osteophytes.

Heal Your Knees

How to Prevent Knee Surgery and What to Do If You Need It

Author: Robert L. Klapper,Lynda Huey

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 1590771680

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 2971


Put an end to knee pain! An esteemed surgeon and a water therapy expert team up to tell you the essentials about your knees, how to get them back into shape, and how to prevent further pain and injury. Through careful explanation, they examine each part of the healing process—from basic function to long-term exercises—guiding you to a pain-free life. With detailed information on a variety of healing options, you will learn how to make the right decisions for your knees, understand when and why surgery is appropriate, and how simple exercise in your living room and in the pool can speed the post-surgical healing process.

Arthritis of the Hip & Knee

The Active Person's Guide to Taking Charge

Author: Ronald Jay Allen,Victoria Anne Brander,S. David Stulberg,Patricia A. Lee

Publisher: Peachtree Pub Limited


Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 8271


Details the causes, treatment, and progression of osteoarthritis

Fast Track Your Recovery from a Total Knee Replacement

How to Eliminate Pain and Pain Medicine the Quickest Way Possible

Author: Michelle Stiles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496034618

Category: Total knee replacement

Page: 96

View: 6329


Help yourself to a speedy and minimally painful knee replacement recovery. This easy-to-follow book is the result of clinical physical therapy practice in 5 states with hundreds of knee replacement patients over the course of 20 years. Despite most patients getting very similar information instruction and exercises, there is a large amount of variability in speed of recovery and perceived difficulty of the recovery process. This book helps you understand and avoid the 5 major pitfalls that ensnare most knee replacement patients and provides you with an easy to use system that leads you through an accelerated path of recovery safely with the least amount of pain and pain medicine possible. Potential patients in the 40-64 year old category should especially seek the strategies encompassed in this book. The current rehabilitation system was created 20 years ago to cater to retires. Now, many patients have only a narrow time frame to complete their recovery before having to get back to work. Find out how to avoid burning valuable PTO time and wasting money on extra high co-pays for therapy services ($30-$40 per visit). Recovery from a total knee replacement need not be a daunting project filled with doubt, worry and stress. Do yourself a favor, take control of the recovery process before you get on the surgical table by educating yourself. You can easily get fast and relatively pain free results by learning simple principles and following the Fast Track program. Go ahead, get on the Fast Track now.

Color and Laugh Your Way Through Knee Replacement Recovery

A Cartoon Coloring Book for Adults

Author: Michelle Stiles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518841743


Page: 50

View: 8850


A fascinating new entry into the adult coloring book market is Color And Laugh Your Way Through Knee Replacement Recovery. Its uniqueness lies in its combined emphasis on coloring as therapeutic stress relief and the use of humor as good medicine. More than 20 full-page cartoon illustrations that knee replacement patients are sure to love. Irreverently funny, the cartoons will keep you laughing while the coloring will distract you from the discomfort and tedium of knee replacement recovery. Each full-page illustration depicts humorous scenarios that are timely and relevant for patients and caregivers and patients alike. Illustrations are printed on one side for removal and display if desired. Great gift idea for colleagues, family members and friends setting out on their own knee replacement journey.

The Knee Crisis Handbook

Understanding Pain, Preventing Trauma, Recovering from Injury, and Building Heal thy Knees for Life

Author: Brian Halpern

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609612930

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 3140


Ever sustained a knee injury? Want to prevent one? Whether you're young and actively involved in sports, an enthusiastic weekend warrior, or someone who's simply getting older and whose body is changing, The Knee Crisis Handbook by Brian Halpern, M.D. will show you how to take care of your knees. You'll learn what to do if you sustain an injury, how to prevent a repeat injury, and how to help yourself avoid injury in the first place. Inside you'll find: * Sport-specific knee injury prevention tips * Advice on caring for your knees when you're young, older, or even pregnant * What to look for when choosing a physician and physical therapist * Treatment options, including acupuncture and other complementary medicine therapies * Medications: what you should and shouldn't take * What you can expect from surgery and recovery * How to avoid surgery * Complete exercise programs

An Insider's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery

A Physical Therapist Shares the Keys to a Better Recovery

Author: Elizabeth Kaufmann

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510723455

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 6629


Nearly two million Americans undergo elective orthopedic surgery each year. And the numbers keep growing—hip replacements are projected to double over the next fifteen years, and knee replacements will quadruple. When you are ready for your procedure, you’ll want a copy of An Insider’s Guide to Orthopedic Surgery at your side. It is the only book that will help you prepare yourself (and your home) for a quicker and more thorough recovery. As a physical therapist who has spent more than seventeen years helping patients through recovery, author Elizabeth Kaufmann discusses the things that your surgeon won’t cover. You’ll get detailed, practical instruction on: • Preparing your home for the equipment you’ll need upon return • Understanding what will happen at every step of your hospital stay, from arrival through surgery to release (which will likely be sooner than you expect) • Getting the best care from therapists and other hospital and rehab staff members • Dealing with pain throughout the healing process • Building a support network to help provide care during recovery You’ll also learn the difference between a physical therapist and an occupational therapist; be ready for that first session; and find out the advantages of home therapy, sub-acute rehab, and outpatient therapy. If you have been suffering from chronic pain in the shoulder, knee, or hip, joint replacement can offer a second chance at restoring the life you desire. An Insider’s Guide to Orthopedic Surgery will help you get ready for it.

Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Author: Giles R. Scuderi,Alfred J., Jr. Tria

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387217142

Category: Medical

Page: 773

View: 9281


here, two well-known knee experts have assembled a group of leaders in the field to present a book encompassing the best techniques for total knee arthroplasty. Concise chapters cover indications, contraindications, complications, results, instrumentation, infection, preop planning, prosthetic choice, revision arthroplasty, and more -- with the emphasis on the best techniques and surgical "pearls". Supported by line drawings, intraoperative photographs and radiographs, this definitive volume will serve as the complete and quick reference on total knee arthroplasty.

Life After Knee Replacement

A Guide to Success with Surgery, Recovery, and Rehabilitation

Author: Troy A. Miles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546327813


Page: 128

View: 4744


YOUR ULTIMATE RESOURCE FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Troy A. Miles, bestselling author of Life After Hip Replacement: A Complete Guide to Recovery & Rehabilitation and a leading expert on joint disorders, takes readers on a journey through the recovery process following knee replacement surgery. At last, a definitive roadmap with defined steps anyone can take to minimize discomfort following total knee replacement. Dr. Miles shows readers how to increase the chances of successful surgical outcomes through proper nutrition, stretching exercises, physical therapy routines, and pain coping techniques. He offers a complete guide, starting with steps that anyone suffering from knee pain should take before considering surgery and questions to ask when meeting with potential surgeons. LIFE AFTER KNEE REPLACEMENT: A GUIDE TO SUCCESS WITH SURGERY, RECOVERY, AND REHABILITATION is a comprehensive resource for anyone considering treatment for knee pain.

Adult Reconstruction

Author: Daniel J. Berry,Scott Steinmann

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781796385

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 6580


Written by leading experts from the Mayo Clinic, this volume of our Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials Series presents all the information residents need on hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow reconstruction in adults. It can easily be read cover to cover during a rotation or used for quick reference before a patient workup or operation. The user-friendly, visually stimulating format features ample illustrations, algorithms, bulleted lists, charts, and tables. Coverage of each region includes physical evaluation and imaging, evaluation and treatment of disorders, and operative treatment methods. The extensive coverage of operative treatment includes primary and revision arthroplasty and alternatives to arthroplasty.

Total knee arthroplasty

Author: James Alan Rand

Publisher: Raven Pr

ISBN: 9780881679304

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 3205


Covers total knee arthroplasty including implant design patient selection surgical tech. and mgmt of complications.

Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions (STEP): The Neck and Upper Extremity

Author: Ola Grimsby,Jim Rivard


ISBN: 0615257690


Page: 348

View: 3004


This long awaited textbook, and its companion texts, from The Ola Grimsby Institute provide decades of clinical experience and reasoning, with both historical and current evidence, with rationale for active treatments in orthopaedic manual therapy. Practical guidelines for exercise rehabilitation are presented with this logical and exciting work. Incorporating experience and science, this book provides new approaches and treatment principles to make what you already do more effective. Extensive Content: Over 332 pages and 455 illustrations, photographs and tables Ola Grimsby and his co-authors have compiled a significant resource for the practicing physical therapist and manual therapist. Ideal for both the classroom and clinic.

Treat Your Own Knees


Author: Jim Johnson

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847093310

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 8508


This is an effective, practical, easy-to-use book of exercises to strengthen knees and prevent pain and problems. Written by a physical therapist, this book uses simple, effective do-it-yourself treatments for knee pain, backed up by several drawings and illustrations that clearly show the correct way to perform the exercises. The last chapter is a "master plan" that pulls together all the concepts and exercises into a time-efficient exercise programme.

Handbook Of Rehabilitation Medicine

Author: Yap Samantha Giok Mei,Kong Keng He,Loh Yong Joo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981314873X

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 3678


Handy companion to common topics in Rehabilitation Medicine, including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, lower limb amputation, spasticity, cardiopulmonary and geriatrics rehabilitationAlso included are chapters on Management of Medical Emergencies and Complications in Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation in the Intensive Care Unit and Rehabilitation TechnologyApproach is problem-based and clinically orientedUseful guide for rehabilitation healthcare professionals including doctors, medical students, nurses and therapists

Knee Joint Arthroplasty

Author: Wooshin Cho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642393896

Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 6052


This book presents up-to-date knowledge on all aspects of total knee joint arthroplasty (TKA). It opens by considering indications for TKA and implant selection, covering basic science, design, and prosthetic materials. The basic and advanced operative procedures, along with theoretical background, are then described in detail for both primary and revision surgery. The operative techniques for TKA in specific and complex conditions are included. Complications of TKA and their treatment are also discussed, and clear guidance is provided on postoperative management and patient education. The author introduces his personal surgical tips and opinions on controversial issues based on his experience of TKA in some 6,000 cases. Numerous helpful illustrations and radiographs from the author’s caseload are presented to assist readers in carrying out the described procedures.