Preparation before surgery: If you decide to have total knee replacement surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon may ask you to schedule a complete physical examination with your family physician several weeks before the operation. This is needed to make sure you are healthy enough to have the surgery and complete the recovery process. Many patients with chronic medical conditions, like heart disease, may also be evaluated by a specialist, such as a cardiologist, before the surgery. Several tests, such as blood and urine samples, and an electrocardiogram, may be needed to help your orthopaedic surgeon plan your surgery.
Estimated Recovery Time: 4 weeks
Estimated Hospital Stay: 5 days
What to do after surgery: But change does not happen overnight, and your active participation in the healing process is necessary to ensure a successful outcome. Although you will be able to resume most activities, you should avoid activities that place excessive stress on the new knee. The following suggestions will help you adapt to your new joint and resume your daily activities safely.
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Cost of procedure in Ecuador: $5500