Knee And Joint Replacement Truth.
TOP 5 JOINT REPLACEMENT MYTHS
Living your life with chronic knee, hip or joint pain isn’t what you had really envisioned for yourself. There’s no need to grin and bear this pain instead of seeking medical treatment from your consulting medical practitioner.
Are these myths getting in the way of the care that will take to towards a healing path?
MYTH 1: I AM TOO YOUNG OR OLD TO GET JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
You should be aware that there is no age bar in getting a joint replacement surgery. If pain is keeping you away from enjoying activities, then it is best not wait until you become absolutely immobile before you think of surgery.
MYTH 2: THE REPLACEMENT WILL ONLY LAST 10 YEARS
Several factors like your age when you underwent joint replacement surgery, your activity levels and your weight, determines how long your joint replacement will last. With advanced technology and progress in medical science has made it possible for joint replacements to last for more than twenty years.
MYTH 3: THE RECOVERY TIME IS TOO LONG
These days, you do not need a long hospital stay when you have undergone a joint replacement surgery. At the most, the period of stay at the hospital lasts for a day or two. In fact, some patients have been known to get discharged in the same day.
The total recovery period including physical therapy generally takes four to six weeks. However, the actual period can vary from individual to individual depending on the region or joint replacement and the age of the patient. Keeping yourself motivated and regular physiotherapy goes a long way in speeding your recovery process.
MYTH 4: THE PAIN WILL INCREASE POST-SURGERY
You should not expect a chronic pain that has lasted for so long to go away in a few days. Over a period of time, the pain will subsequently reduce.
MYTH 5: RECOVERY IS NOT 100%
Surgery enhances the functioning of the joints for most people. However, it is best to consult your healthcare provider before you return to any strenuous physical activity that may impact your joints.