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Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation The Knee Owner's Manual

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ISBN-10: 0897934393

ISBN-13: 9780897934398

Edition: 2004

Authors: Daniel J. Brugioni, Jeff Falkel

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Each year approximately 250,000 Americans undergo total-knee-replacement surgery (also known as a total knee arthroplasty, or TKA). Every year, a million more consider it. If you are considering or have had a total knee replacement you should read this book. It will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for and recover from the surgery, and to get the most out of your new knee. The success of a total knee replacement depends on rehabilitating the knee after the operation -- in fact, the rehab is as important as the surgery itself. This book maps out the road to recovery with week-by-week exercises for a full year. The authors, a surgeon and physical therapist who have both been…    
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Need for a Book on TKA
The Authors' Personal and Professional Experience
Why This Book, and Why Now?
Knee Arthritis: Why Do My Knees Hurt So Much?
Traumatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Other Forms of Arthritis
Diagnosing Arthritis
Common Questions and Some Answers
Treatment Options: What Can I Do to Get Rid of the Pain?
Lifestyle Changes
Cartilage Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Selecting a Surgeon
TKA Surgical Technique
Bilateral TKA
Common Questions and Some Answers
Getting Ready: Preparing Your Home and Yourself for Surgery
Home Preparation
Basic Presurgery Home Exercises
Planning Your Postsurgery Exercise Program
Presurgery Exercises Using the Total Gym
Cardiovascular and Endurance Exercise
Weight Control
Walker, Crutches, or Cane?
Common Questions and Some Answers
The Total Knee Operation: What to Expect Before, During, and Immediately After Surgery
Preoperative Preparation
Blood Donation
Medication Adjustments
The TKA Surgical Procedure
The Recovery Room
The Hospital Room
Dealing with Pain and Other Potential Complications
Preventing Blood Clots
The CPM Machine
Common Questions and Some Answers
Postoperative Days One Through Five: Am I Ready for Rehab?
Day One: Beginning Physical Therapy
First Attempts to Walk
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Breathing Exercises
Days Two Through Five: Continuing Physical Therapy
Care of Your Surgical Incision
Ice and Elevation
Personal Care
Discharge from the Hospital
Common Questions and Some Answers
Week One: You Want Me to Do What?!
Home Physical Therapy
Regaining Range of Motion
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Pain Control
Anticoagulant Medication
Restarting Your Regular Medications
Control of Swelling
Strengthening Exercises
Getting Around at Home
Get Some Rest: Your New Knee Will Thank You
Common Questions and Some Answers
Week Two: Will I Ever Be Normal Again?
Follow-Up Visit to Your Surgeon
Scar Management
Getting In and Out of the Car
Walking and Endurance Training
Stairs: No Longer the Enemy!
Home Physical Therapy
Home CPM Machine
Taking Charge of Your Own Rehabilitation
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Home Strengthening Exercises
Thera-Band Exercises
Common Questions and Some Answers
Week Three: This Isn't As Bad As I Thought It Would Be
Outpatient Physical Therapy
Continuing Self-Directed Physical Therapy
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Futebol Exercises
Walking With or Without a Cane
Soft-Tissue and Scar Management
Common Questions and Some Answers
Pool Therapy: The TKA's Best Friend
When to Start Pool Therapy
Finding a Pool
Hot vs. Cool Water--or Both?
Getting Into and Out of the Water
How Long and How Often?
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Water-Walking Exercises
Water Plyometric Exercises
Swimming for Exercise
Pool Therapy with Other Exercises
Common Questions and Some Answers
Week Four: I Made It to My "Olympics"!
The Transition from Outpatient to Self-Directed Physical Therapy
Picking and Choosing from the Exercise "Smorgasbord"
Stationary-Cycling Exercises
Futebol Exercises
Exercises Using the Total Gym
Stationary Rowing
Ice vs. Heat
Starting to Live Again!
Standing Still
Sitting Tolerance
Returning to Work
Sleeping Through the Night
Daily Activities
Going for a Walk
Common Questions and Some Answers
One to Three Months: Don't Stop Now!
Reversing Muscular Atrophy
Preventing Injury
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Endurance Training
Soft-Tissue Mobilization
When Will I Walk Normally Again?
Exercises to Improve Walking
Preventive Antibiotics
Common Questions and Some Answers
Three Months to Six Months: I Think I Need a Vacation
Precautions for Living with Your TKA
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Strength and Endurance Exercises
Losing the Cane
Balance Training
Common Questions and Some Answers
Six Months to One Year: I Should Have Done This Years Ago!
Is It Time to Have the Other Knee Replaced?
Getting Stronger
Balance Training
Balance-Board Exercises
When Can I Start Doing ---- Again? (Fill in the Blank)
Common Questions and Some Answers
One Year to Life: My Knee Is My Best Joint
Common Questions and Some Answers
Potential Complications of Total Knee Arthroplasty
Medical Complications
Surgical Complications
Revision of the TKA
Common Questions and Some Answers
Index of Exercises
Range-of-Motion Exercises
Strengthening Exercise
Balance Exercises
Hot-Tub and Pool Exercises
Futebol Exercises
Thera-Band Exercises
Walking Exercises