What You Need To Know….

The success of your surgery doesn’t finish the moment you leave the operating theatre. There is a famous quote:“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary.” Vidal Sassoon 

Your orthopaedic surgeon will have skillfully performed a surgical procedure that is the initial step towards your successful outcome. Then you’ll normally undertake a post-operative rehabilitation programme prescribed and supervised by your physiotherapist.

post-operative physiotherapy

In the hospital, you’ll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as chest infection or blood clots (DVT’s). You may even be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once you are discharged, you’ll commonly require re-assessment and checking of your progress. 

Post-orthopaedic surgery, you’ll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. Consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation is common practice.

At Core Physio, we are here to assist you in your post-operative care. Our physiotherapists are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopaedic Surgeons in Glasgow and Lanarkshire. We’ll happily liaise with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.

Common Surgeries Requiring Post-Operative Care

Shoulder

Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilisation, Rotator Cuff Repair, Acromioplasty, Manipulation, Capsulotomy, Fracture    

Elbow

Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release, Fracture

Wrist & Hand

Carpal Tunnel Release, Fracture, Tendon Repairs

Hip

Hip Replacements/Resurfacing, Hip labral repairs, Hip Arthroscope, Fracture

Knee

Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscope, Meniscal Repairs, Chondroplasty, Lateral Release, Patella Tendon Transfer, Fracture

Calf

Achilles Tendon Repairs, Fasciotomy

Ankle & Foot

Ankle Reconstruction, Ligament Repairs, Arthroscope, Fracture, Spur Removal, Bunionectomy

Spine (Neck & Back)

Discectomy, Micro-discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation

At Core Physio, we’ll work with you to develop a tailor-made rehabilitation program to ensure you make the best possible recovery in the quickest time. Whatever your needs, we’ll get you back to your work, sport or day to day activities ASAP.

If you have been a surgical patient, it is always beneficial to inform your surgeon that you would like to return for post-operative care at Core Physio.

You can make an appointment with Core Physio at any stage. This is especially important if you believe that you are making slow progress in your recovery, or if your mobility is compromised. 

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