Four Knee Replacement Recovery Tips

Knee Replacement Recovery Tips Reno NVHave you been told that you need knee replacement surgery? If so, you’ve probably started learning about the procedure and researching local joint replacement surgeons. It’s just as important to start reading up on what to expect following your surgery. Knowing what recovery involves, and what you should and shouldn’t be doing during that time, can make the healing process go smoothly and help you achieve the best possible results. Although you should always check with your surgeon and follow his or her recommendations, here are some common knee replacement recovery tips:

  1. Elevate your leg and use an icepack on your knee for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
  2. Keep your knee joint as straight as you can when sitting in a chair and lying in bed.
  3. Eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet. Vitamins A and C are particularly helpful during the knee replacement recovery process (Vitamin A encourages the production of infection-fighting white blood cells, and Vitamin C helps wounds heal).
  4. As soon as your surgeon gives the go-ahead, start walking and gently exercising your knee to improve circulation and flexibility. Be sure to use assistive devices like a walker or cane and follow any instructions provided by your surgeon and your physical therapist.

Knee Replacements in Reno, NV

If you’re in need of a knee replacement in the Reno, Nevada, area, you can turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. Our team includes experienced surgeons who can perform both partial and total knee replacements, as well as physical therapists who can guide you through postsurgical rehabilitation. Contact us or use our online scheduling tool to arrange a consultation.

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

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"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

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"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

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"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."