Rehabilitation after surgery

Rehabilitation after surgery

It depends on the reconstruction technique whether by bone grafting or prosthetic replacement.

In cases with bone grafting and joint arthrodesis a cast or a long brace is used for long times depending on the length of the graft and its incorporation rate at an average of 3-12 months. Sometimes may be delayed graft healing and that necessitate a cancellous bone graft to help healing especially in patients on post operative chemotherapy.

And in reconstructed skeletal defects by prosthetic replacement a programmed course of physiotherapy for the remaining functioning muscles is initiated as the patient can tolerate the postoperative pain and start walking.
 



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made prosthesis walking
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made prosthesis with full range of motion for the knee
joint