My Knee Replacement
Please download and read the 'Patient's Guide' book containing all the aspects regarding patient's experience before, during and after knee replacement surgery. This book has been written with patient's experience in mind and contains all the information required for the patient to have the an enjoyable and smooth surgical journey.
Please see the 2013 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Guidelines for conservative treatment of Osteoarthritis.
It is always worth to try with conservative treatment before deciding for surgery.
SSC In-hospital Handbook (1451 KB)
The enhanced recovery program is about improving patient comfort & outcomes and speeding up a patient’s recovery after surgery.
The program focuses on making sure that patients are active participants in their own recovery process. It also aims to ensure that patients always receive the right evidence based (proven) care at the right time.
This new approach aims to accelerate all aspects of a patient’s recovery process. This includes accelerating their physical, mental and physiological recovery following surgery.
Physical recovery includes restoring a patient’s level of function, strength and range of movement.
Mental recovery includes the elimination of concerns, and the return of self-confidence and the state of feeling balanced and whole.
Physiological recovery takes all the major body systems into account and aims to avoid insult on the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastro-intestinal and haematological systems during your surgery.
After the operation the program focuses on getting patients out of bed and starting to move their joint as soon as possible with the support of good pain management. This results in patients making a quicker recovery than average and being able to return to active life as soon as possible.
Enhanced recovery surgery:
- Allows patients to recover faster and more comfortably from major surgery
- Allows greater patient involvement in the early stages of recovery
- Gives better patient outcomes
- Reduces hospital stay
Patients never leave the hospital until they are ready and comfortable to walk independently.
All patients will leave the hospital with the ‘Exercise Guide to Knee or Hip Replacement’ book that clearly outlines the expectations and provide specific exercises and advice for each week after surgery.
When at home, all patients can contact our office directly by phone or email if they have any concerns regarding their progress or recovery and they will be attended promptly.