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Before having a total knee replacement, my doctor insists that I go to physical therapy. This is called preoperative treatment. Why is this necessary? Iím really ready for the operation.

Treatment before an operation is to help the patient understand the surgery and its expected results. Measurements of joint range of motion and muscle strength will be taken. This will help the therapist track your progress after the operation. Often, preoperative therapy can improve motion and strength. Exercise can increase blood circulation to the area and even help you walk better. All these things will help you get motion and function back quickly after surgery. The program will also help prevent loss of balance and falls. The therapist will tell you what to expect after surgery. Preventing blood clots and dealing with pain are also part of the preoperative plan.

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