PSPT Post Operative Care 2018-06-07T17:38:45+00:00

Post Operative Care

Having an operation is a stressful event.  Recovering from it may take some time, but not when you have the proper physical therapy services like those you can expect from Pain Solutions & Physical Therapy, Inc.

These service includes:

Hip/Knee Replacements

There are conditions that necessitate hip and knee replacements, a surgical procedure which can be risky.  When performed by professionals, a successful operation, followed by physical therapy, enables the patient to resume normal activities required for daily living.

Hip and Knee Replacement is often prompted for individuals who have arthritis.  It can also be a procedure to help alleviate hip and knee joint complications caused by obesity.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Knee Arthroscopy or Arthroscopic Knee Surgery involves the insertion of a fiber-optic telescope into the joint of the knee.  This enables proper evaluation for patient’s knee conditions and what possible complications may arise from the current condition.

In several angles, this procedure is deemed part of preventive health measures.  With the telescope, the knee conditions of the patient are visualized through medical imagery and can be used to evaluate and/or diagnose conditions such as: Cartilage Tears, Floating Cartilage, Cysts, Ligament problems, Infections in the knee, etc.

Discectomy

Discectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove an injured or herniated disc from the patient’s spine.  A spinal disc that has ruptured or dislocated from its normal place is considered herniated and must be removed.  This prevents health complications which could lead to immobility.

It is important to ensure that Discectomy is the best option for the patient.  Prior to resorting to Discectomy, proper evaluations have to be conducted.  Physicians and therapists sometimes opt for less risky surgeries to help the patient who possibly has a herniated disc. Tests involve MRIs, prescribing pain medication, physical therapy and other non-surgical options.

Spine Laminectomies

Patients who suffer from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis may be recommended by their physicians for a Spine Laminectomy.  This procedure is commonly prescribed to older patients usually to remedy degenerative joint conditions.

After the procedure, the patient may need to remain in the care of hospital staff while also receiving treatment from a physical therapist.  The goal is to restore or improve the patient’s mobility with the least health complications possible.  Like every other surgery known in the medical world, Laminectomy also has its risks.  However, studies have shown a high success rate, enabling clients to reduce pain in the back, spine and legs.  There are many patients who have shown fast recovery after a Laminectomy procedure.  For a more thorough evaluation, please speak to your physician or physical therapist about Laminectomy.

Open Reduction Internal Fixation

This procedure is a common method used to remedy serious fractures.  Cases may involve comminuted or displaced fractures.  With Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF), the surgery has two-parts to fix broken bones.  First, the bones are adjusted and returned to their normal location; followed by the second part which is positioning an internal device to hold the bones into place.  Internal devices can be screws, plates, pins or rods – helping the bones heal in their correct position.

Besides emergency cases, a patient who is a candidate for ORIF must undergo Physical Exam, X-rays, Blood Tests, Tetanus Shots and a consultation with an Anesthesiologist.

Shoulder Repair Replacements

Prosthetic implants have revolutionized the development of healthcare today.  It has contributed to better mobility and physical functioning, very advantageous to Arthritis patients and clients who experience joint damage.  These patients can turn to Shoulder Repair or Replacements to treat severe arthritis in the shoulder joint.  Some cases don’t necessarily result in surgical procedures involving shoulder replacements because physicians often prescribe medication and/or physical therapy.  You can consult your physician to see if this procedure is appropriate for you.  Please call our office for more information.

If you want further details about this service, we are available via phone from 8:00 AM-6:00PM Monday-Friday at phone number 904-823-8838.