@erichknipp my past surgeries were at the hospital with a one to two night stay. This one is at an outpatient orthopedic surgery center. My doctor does about 40% of his work there, and at the moment is only working out of there.
The following are our basic guidelines and should help get you started. As you read more on other members' recovery threads, you’ll get a better perspective of what to expect and what not to do, especially regarding PT.
Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now; they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.
While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have onlyone recovery thread.This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
Awesome! I think it's great you were able to come home! I am hoping maybe my dr will offer that as I would think they would want to keep less people in-patient right now. Hope your recovery continues to go well.