Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process both before and after joint reconstructive surgery.
Before joint reconstructive surgery, physiotherapy can help prepare the patient for the procedure by improving their range of motion, strength, and flexibility in the affected joint. This can help to minimise the risk of complications during the surgery and may also help to speed up the recovery process. Additionally, physiotherapy before surgery can help to manage any pain or discomfort the patient may be experiencing and may help to improve their overall fitness and mobility.
After joint reconstructive surgery, physiotherapy plays a critical role in the recovery process. The primary goal of post-operative physiotherapy is to help the patient regain their mobility, strength, and flexibility in the affected joint. This can involve a range of exercises and therapies, such as gentle stretching, strengthening exercises, and manual therapy. In some cases, specialised equipment may also be used to help support the affected joint and aid in the recovery process.
The duration and intensity of the physiotherapy will vary depending on the specific surgery and the individual needs of the patient, but it typically involves multiple sessions over several weeks or months.
- Overall, physiotherapy is a critical component of the rehabilitation process before and after joint reconstructive surgery. By working closely with a physiotherapist, patients can help to maximize their chances of a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
- At Advanced Physiotherapy we are experts in the management of joint reconstruction including:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Syndesmotic Ligaments and Lateral Ankle Reconstruction
- Patellofemoral Ligaments (MPFL)
- Shoulder Reconstruction