Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation after an injury or surgery can be a slow and painful process. It is important to obtain and follow medical advice provided by a professional to ensure the most effective and productive recovery process. Your orthopedic surgeon can provide you with the most up to date information for your particular situation and needs. Dr Goletz provides patient-centered care that focuses on you as an individual.

Provided below are topics that may pertain to your
rehabilitation needs.

How to Use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers

If you ever break a bone in your leg or foot, have a surgical procedure on your lower limb or suffer a stroke, you may need to use crutches, a cane or a walker. In the beginning, everything you do may seem difficult, but with a few tips and some practice, you will gain confidence and learn to use your walking aid safely.

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Caring for Casts and Splints

If you ever break a bone in your leg or foot, have a surgical procedure on your lower limb or suffer a stroke, you may need to use crutches, a cane or a walker. In the beginning, everything you do may seem difficult, but with a few tips and some practice, you will gain confidence and learn to use your walking aid safely.

 

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Total Joint Replacement Recovery

In general, your orthopaedist will encourage you to use your “new” joint shortly after your operation. After total hip or knee replacement you will often stand and begin walking the day after surgery. Initially, you will walk with a walker, crutches or a cane.

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Recovery after arthroscopy

The small puncture wounds take several days to heal. The operative dressing can usually be removed the morning after surgery and adhesive strips can be applied to cover the small healing incisions.

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