The knee and hip are currently the primary joints involved in replacement surgeries. Despite recent advances in shoulder, elbow, and ankle replacements, these joints are replaced less frequently than the knee and hip.
After undergoing a joint replacement, the patient is usually hospitalized for several days. Then they are either sent home or to a rehab facility. There may be a short course of home physical therapy before outpatient therapy begins. This is where our facility comes in. We usually see the patient 1–3 weeks after their joint replacement surgery. Our primary goal in therapy is to restore normal motion and regain strength in the muscles around the surgical area. By doing this, we minimize pain and dysfunction so the patient can return to their normal activities.