Surgical Recovery Overview
After any orthopedic, muscle, bone, or joint surgery, physical therapy is often recommended right away. It usually starts in very small steps and progresses to be more active physical therapy as the patient improves. The goal is to help the patient return to their regular daily activates with little or no assistance.
Physical therapy strengthens muscles and helps limits scar tissue around the surgical site. Scar tissue is the body’s natural reaction to injury but in a surgical case, scar tissue can actually limit movement and inhibit proper recovery. A physical therapy team works directly with your physician to make sure you receive the most optimal regimen for your situation.
Surgical Recovery may also be known as , Rehabilitation, Physical Rehab, Occupational Therapy.
Symptoms of Surgical Recovery
Symptoms usually include pain at surgical or injury site, increased discomfort with activity, swelling and touch tenderness.
Surgical Recovery Causes
Surgical recovery times vary in every procedure. Make sure that you talk with your doctor before you surgery so that you fully understand the recovery process.
Surgical Recovery Treatments
Orthopedic surgery patients usually start physical therapy soon after their surgery along with medications that are prescribed to help the patient tolerate the therapy with less pain.
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