Seva At Home provides Post Knee/Hip Replacement Care Services right in the comfort of your home. This home care service aims at helping patients regain their knee/hip strength after the replacement The benefits of an After Surgery Caregiver reduces the risk of post-surgical problems, helps the patient regain his/her mobility and independence sooner.
- When is Knee/Hip Replacement Surgery Needed?
- What Happens During Knee/Hip Replacement Surgery?
- When Can a Post Knee/Hip Replacement Patient Go Home After the Surgery?
- What is Post Knee/Hip Replacement Care?
- Benefits of an After Surgery Caregiver
- Seva At Home’s Post Knee/Hip Replacement Care
When is Knee/Hip Replacement Surgery Needed?
A knee/hip replacement surgery is needed when patients suffer from severe arthritic conditions or damaged joints. This type of surgery can also be done in case of hip fractures and other problems involving the hip or knee.
Some of the most common conditions involve the following scenarios:
- When the patient suffers from advanced arthritis
- If the patient experiences severe pain and stiffness of the knee or hip
- When other treatments don’t help
- If problems on the knee or hip significantly affects the performance of the patient’s work or daily routine
Knee / Hip replacement surgery is commonly performed when all other treatments and medication options are unsuccessful to provide sufficient pain relief for the patient. Performing this procedure successfully should provide relief to the patient’s painful knee or hip and make it possible for the patient to walk and carry out his or her daily activities easily.
What Happens During Knee/Hip Replacement Surgery?
During a knee/hip replacement surgery the patient is given general anaesthesia to relax the muscles and put the patient into a temporary state of sleep. This procedure will prevent the patient from being aware of what is happening during the procedure and if successful, numb the body of the patient to block any feeling of pain that he or she may feel throughout the entire surgery.
After the patient has been put into a temporary state of sleep, the damaged ball of the hip or a thin amount of bone at the end of the thigh bone or femur is removed and is replaced with an artificial component that is appropriately sized and tailored to fit the patient.
This surgery usually takes one or two hours and is followed by a short stay at the hospital for recovery. After that, most of the patients are sent home and are given instructions for further therapy and post knee/hip replacement care.
When Can a Post Knee/Hip Replacement Patient Go Home After the Surgery?
Most knee/hip replacement surgery patients will be discharged from the hospital within 2 to 5 days after the surgery. Generally, the attending surgeon will approve the discharge after a patient can do the following:
- They can eat their meals sitting up
- Perform simple light exercises
- Can get out of the hospital bed and can walk short distances using a walker or crutches
- Able to follow the necessary precautions to avoid dislocating the new knee or hip
Now, after a patient is officially discharged from the hospital, he or she will still undergo the necessary physiotherapy and post-operative care to successfully recover from the surgery and avoid any complications or problems that may occur from improper care and neglect.
What is Post Knee/Hip Replacement Care?
Post knee/hip replacement care is a post-operative service that is given to those that undergo knee or hip replacement surgery. This type of care service is vital to the patient’s recovery and is important to the development of his or her mobility.
Moreover, post knee/hip replacement care also minimizes the risk of surgery failure and eliminates any complications that may result from improper care and negligence. This home care service usually involves multiple medical personnel that includes a doctor, a physiotherapist, a registered nurse, and a caretaker.
Benefits of an After Surgery Caregiver
Aside from being required by the attending doctor or surgeon after the surgery, post knee/hip replacement care is important for the physical rehabilitation of the patient. This care service builds up muscle strength which helps the patient get back to his normal daily activities much faster.
Some of the benefits of post knee/hip replacement care include the following:
- Eases the pain and swelling of the muscles and joints after surgery
- Restores the strength of the surrounding muscles and joints
- Helps with the patient’s blood circulation to avoid blood clot problems after surgery
- Re-establishes normal movements in the patient’s joints
- Enables the patient to recover faster
- Prevents complications after surgery
Seva At Home’s Post Knee/Hip Replacement Care
Seva At Home offers the safest and most comprehensive Post Knee/Hip Replacement care service that is available in the market today. All our medical personnel are highly trained and experienced when it comes to providing proper care and rehabilitation that you need to successfully recover from a knee/hip replacement surgery within the comfort of your home.
Our Post Knee/Hip Replacement Care package includes the following services:
Initial Assessment Provider by Our Senior Physiotherapist
Our senior physiotherapist will conduct an initial assessment on the first day of the physical rehabilitation program and discuss the patient’s concerns, pain patterns, and symptoms. He or she will also review the patient’s medical history, diagnostic tests, and medical notes.
After that, our senior physiotherapist will perform a complete physical assessment of the patient which includes an assessment of the patient’s strength, balance, reflexes, the current range of motion of his or her joints, sensation, and functional movements.
Our senior physiotherapist will then formulate a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan according to his or her findings and discuss the diagnosis, possible problems, and goals of the physiotherapy sessions.
Physical Rehabilitation Program – 7 Times a Week Physiotherapy Session for 4 to 6 Weeks
Based on the initial assessment conducted by our senior physiotherapist, an assigned physical therapist will conduct daily sessions with the patient to implement the rehabilitation program created to restore his or her normal movements, ease the pain and swelling away and build up the strength in the surrounding muscles and joints.
Daily Caretaker Assistance and Care (12 hours a Day)
To facilitate faster recovery and strength build-up, a compassionate and well-trained caretaker will assist the patient in his or her day to day activities. He or she will attend to your elders and provide comfort and convenience by performing various services that include meals and dietary supplements preparation, assisting in the intake of prescribed medicine and other medications, mobility assistance, and companionship.
Bi-Weekly Medical Check-up and Health Monitoring (4 hours per Visit)
A senior orthopaedic registered nurse will perform a comprehensive medical check-up and health monitoring twice a week to check the patient’s health and vital signs. He or she will also manage and supervise the medical regiments of the patient and create recommendations according to the recovery status and wellbeing of your elder. In addition to that, the senior nurse will also check if there are any allergies or reactions that have resulted from the prescribed medicine given to the patient and will perform the necessary actions and recommendations needed to correct the problem.
Doctor Consultation and Check-up (Once Every Fortnight)
Our doctor will conduct home visits to check the progress of the rehabilitation program and assess the status of his or her recovery from the knee/hip surgery to ensure that everything is on track and no problems or complications have risen. Furthermore, the doctor will evaluate the medicine and pain relievers prescribed for the patient based on the orthopaedic nurse’s recommendation and evaluate if it needs to be changed or replaced.