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Effective Physiotherapy for Joint Replacement Recovery

When a knee joint becomes damaged or deteriorates, joint replacement surgery may be necessary. This procedure involves replacing the damaged joint with an artificial prosthesis made of plastics, metal alloys, and polymers. The prosthetic knee is designed to replicate natural knee function.

Your doctor will take into account factors such as your lifestyle, age, and overall health when selecting the appropriate prosthesis for you. The surgery to remove your old joint and replace it with a prosthetic one typically takes less than two hours. However, recovery and rehabilitation can last for months as you work to regain strength and mobility in your knee. Trust PhysioExperts in Ottawa to guide you through the rehabilitation process, ensuring a smooth recovery.

Purpose :

When arthritis damage becomes severe, joint replacement is often recommended. Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are common reasons for this procedure. Typically, knee replacement surgery is considered after exhausting less aggressive treatments. Initial treatments may include:

Treatment :

Before undergoing surgery, your healthcare provider will conduct a thorough assessment of your overall health and anesthesia risks. This evaluation typically includes X-rays, blood tests, and a physical examination.

Your medical history, including past surgeries and current medications, will be reviewed. It’s important to inform your healthcare provider of any prior allergic reactions to anesthesia.

During surgery, spinal anesthesia may be administered, allowing you to remain awake and pain-free from the waist down.

After surgery, you may need to use crutches or a walker for several weeks. Comprehensive physical therapy will follow, customized to your specific needs by your surgeon and therapy team.

Complications associated with Joint replacement surgery include :

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:

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Frequently asked questions

PhysioExperts specializes in athletic and sports injury physiotherapy, offering personalized treatments for injury recovery and performance enhancement. Services include manual therapy, customized exercise programs, and post-surgery rehabilitation. We also provide virtual physiotherapy appointments. Contact us to start your journey to improved mobility and wellness.

Recovery time can vary depending on the individual and the type of joint replacement surgery. In general, it can take several weeks to months to fully recover and regain mobility. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, helping to strengthen the joint and improve flexibility.

Physiotherapists at PhysioExperts Kanata in  will design a personalized rehabilitation program tailored to your specific needs. This program may include exercises to improve range of motion, strengthen the muscles around the joint, and enhance stability and balance.


While joint replacement surgery is generally safe, there are potential complications, including infection, blood clots, and nerve damage. It’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions carefully and report any unusual symptoms immediately.

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