Patient Information Resources

1089 Spadina Road
Toronto, AL M5N 2M7
Ph: 416-483-2654
Fax: 416-483-2654

Child Orthopedics
Spine - Cervical
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

View Web RX

« Back

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.


« Back

*Disclaimer:*The information contained herein is compiled from a variety of sources. It may not be complete or timely. It does not cover all diseases, physical conditions, ailments or treatments. The information should NOT be used in place of visit with your healthcare provider, nor should you disregard the advice of your health care provider because of any information you read in this topic.

All content provided by eORTHOPOD® is a registered trademark of Mosaic Medical Group, L.L.C.. Content is the sole property of Mosaic Medical Group, LLC and used herein by permission.