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Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation : The Knee Owners Manual - Daniel Brugioni

Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation

The Knee Owners Manual

Paperback Published: 26th July 2004
ISBN: 9780897934398
Number Of Pages: 288

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At last the first book to focus on knee replacement surgery, something over a million people are facing at any given time. Each year, large numbers of people decide to have knee replacement surgery (TKA) - and that number is growing quickly. Here is required reading for everyone undergoing or contemplating this surgery, their family members and their health-care professionals. It outlines all the issues to consider prior to surgery. Then it maps the road to recovery in chapters that offer week-by-week exercises, practical tips and support. Postoperative rehabilitation is vital to the success of a TKA and is as important to one's life as the surgery itself. The book concentrates extensively on this aspect. It offers 145 exercises, 190 illustrations and photos, and an extensive Q&A at the end of each chapter.



My husband bought this book for me a number of weeks after my knee replacement surgery. Other than some physio sheets given to me in the hospital I felt uninformed about what I needed to be doing to get full use of my knee again. This book answers all the questions for both before and after knee replacement surgery. It offers advise, reassurance and exercises to assist your recovery. I fully recommend this book for anyone thinking about or undergoing knee replacement surgery.



Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation

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Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Need for a Book on TKAp. 1
The Authors' Personal and Professional Experiencep. 3
Why This Book, and Why Now?p. 4
Knee Arthritis: Why Do My Knees Hurt So Much?p. 7
Osteoarthritisp. 9
Traumatic Arthritisp. 10
Rheumatoid Arthritisp. 10
Other Forms of Arthritisp. 10
Diagnosing Arthritisp. 11
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 12
Treatment Options: What Can I Do to Get Rid of the Pain?p. 15
Lifestyle Changesp. 16
Medicationsp. 19
Injectionsp. 20
Arthroscopyp. 21
Cartilage Replacementp. 22
Osteotomyp. 23
Total Knee Replacementp. 24
Selecting a Surgeonp. 26
TKA Surgical Techniquep. 26
Bilateral TKAp. 29
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 30
Getting Ready: Preparing Your Home and Yourself for Surgeryp. 33
Home Preparationp. 34
Basic Presurgery Home Exercisesp. 38
Planning Your Postsurgery Exercise Programp. 42
Presurgery Exercises Using the Total Gymp. 44
Cardiovascular and Endurance Exercisep. 49
Weight Controlp. 50
Walker, Crutches, or Cane?p. 50
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 52
The Total Knee Operation: What to Expect Before, During, and Immediately After Surgeryp. 55
Preoperative Preparationp. 56
Blood Donationp. 57
Smokingp. 58
Medication Adjustmentsp. 58
Anesthesiap. 59
NPOp. 61
The TKA Surgical Procedurep. 61
The Recovery Roomp. 63
The ICUp. 63
The Hospital Roomp. 64
Dealing with Pain and Other Potential Complicationsp. 65
Preventing Blood Clotsp. 67
The CPM Machinep. 69
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 70
Postoperative Days One Through Five: Am I Ready for Rehab?p. 73
Day One: Beginning Physical Therapyp. 74
First Attempts to Walkp. 78
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 79
Breathing Exercisesp. 81
Days Two Through Five: Continuing Physical Therapyp. 81
Care of Your Surgical Incisionp. 84
Ice and Elevationp. 85
Personal Carep. 86
Discharge from the Hospitalp. 87
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 88
Week One: You Want Me to Do What?!p. 91
Home Physical Therapyp. 92
Regaining Range of Motionp. 93
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 94
Pain Controlp. 99
Anticoagulant Medicationp. 100
Restarting Your Regular Medicationsp. 101
Control of Swellingp. 101
Strengthening Exercisesp. 103
Getting Around at Homep. 109
Get Some Rest: Your New Knee Will Thank Youp. 109
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 110
Week Two: Will I Ever Be Normal Again?p. 113
Follow-Up Visit to Your Surgeonp. 114
Scar Managementp. 115
Getting In and Out of the Carp. 116
Walking and Endurance Trainingp. 118
Stairs: No Longer the Enemy!p. 118
Home Physical Therapyp. 120
Home CPM Machinep. 121
Taking Charge of Your Own Rehabilitationp. 121
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 121
Home Strengthening Exercisesp. 128
Thera-Band Exercisesp. 130
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 132
Week Three: This Isn't As Bad As I Thought It Would Bep. 135
Outpatient Physical Therapyp. 136
Continuing Self-Directed Physical Therapyp. 138
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 141
Futebol Exercisesp. 143
Walking With or Without a Canep. 149
Soft-Tissue and Scar Managementp. 151
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 153
Pool Therapy: The TKA's Best Friendp. 157
When to Start Pool Therapyp. 158
Finding a Poolp. 158
Hot vs. Cool Water--or Both?p. 159
Getting Into and Out of the Waterp. 159
How Long and How Often?p. 160
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 160
Water-Walking Exercisesp. 166
Water Plyometric Exercisesp. 169
Swimming for Exercisep. 173
Pool Therapy with Other Exercisesp. 175
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 175
Week Four: I Made It to My "Olympics"!p. 177
The Transition from Outpatient to Self-Directed Physical Therapyp. 178
Picking and Choosing from the Exercise "Smorgasbord"p. 179
Stationary-Cycling Exercisesp. 180
Futebol Exercisesp. 180
Exercises Using the Total Gymp. 183
Stationary Rowingp. 189
Ice vs. Heatp. 190
Starting to Live Again!p. 190
Standing Stillp. 190
Sitting Tolerancep. 191
Drivingp. 191
Returning to Workp. 192
Sleeping Through the Nightp. 192
Daily Activitiesp. 193
Going for a Walkp. 193
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 194
One to Three Months: Don't Stop Now!p. 197
Reversing Muscular Atrophyp. 198
Preventing Injuryp. 199
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 201
Endurance Trainingp. 201
Soft-Tissue Mobilizationp. 203
When Will I Walk Normally Again?p. 204
Exercises to Improve Walkingp. 205
Preventive Antibioticsp. 207
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 209
Three Months to Six Months: I Think I Need a Vacationp. 211
Precautions for Living with Your TKAp. 212
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 214
Strength and Endurance Exercisesp. 216
Losing the Canep. 219
Balance Trainingp. 220
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 225
Six Months to One Year: I Should Have Done This Years Ago!p. 227
Is It Time to Have the Other Knee Replaced?p. 228
Getting Strongerp. 229
Balance Trainingp. 230
Balance-Board Exercisesp. 231
When Can I Start Doing ---- Again? (Fill in the Blank)p. 234
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 238
One Year to Life: My Knee Is My Best Jointp. 241
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 244
Potential Complications of Total Knee Arthroplastyp. 245
Medical Complicationsp. 245
Surgical Complicationsp. 246
Revision of the TKAp. 250
Common Questions and Some Answersp. 251
Index of Exercisesp. 254
Range-of-Motion Exercisesp. 254
Strengthening Exercisep. 255
Balance Exercisesp. 257
Hot-Tub and Pool Exercisesp. 258
Futebol Exercisesp. 260
Thera-Band Exercisesp. 260
Walking Exercisesp. 261
Notesp. 262
Indexp. 264
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ISBN: 9780897934398
ISBN-10: 0897934393
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Hunter House Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57