Generally after a knee surgery when your knee joint is swollen, there is a lot of exudation and fluid built up. These fluids can ultimately result to a scar tissue formation wherein your range of motion can be restricted or maybe even making it hard for you to regain your range of motion.
The type of anesthesia used during a surgical procedure will depend on a number of factors, but primarily the nature of the procedure and your medical history. Beyond this, you may be offered a choice of options, and those who anticipate being anxious during the procedure may wish to opt for a greater level of sedation.
Preparation is advised when it comes to knee replacement surgery. It’s not hard to be ready. Lots of resources for you here: Pre-hab video, “Are You Ready” Checklist download, article links, and a free pre-surgery customized email series
Physical Therapist, Lisa Alarcon, explains how to manage and minimize swelling and scar tissue after knee replacement in this essential interview.
Vitamin D is important to the proper functioning of the immune system. Vitamin D deficient knee surgery patients have a higher risk of complications following surgery than those with adequate vitamin D. Written by Dr. Carl Freeman.