Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation: The Knee Owner's Manual

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Each year approximately 250,000 Americans undergo total-knee-replacement surgery (also known as a total knee arthroplasty, or TKA). Every year, a million more consider it. If you are considering or have had a total knee replacement you should read this book. It will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for and recover from the surgery, and to get the most out of your new knee. The success of a total knee replacement depends on rehabilitating the knee after the operation -- in fact, the rehab is as ...
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Overview

Each year approximately 250,000 Americans undergo total-knee-replacement surgery (also known as a total knee arthroplasty, or TKA). Every year, a million more consider it. If you are considering or have had a total knee replacement you should read this book. It will tell you everything you need to know to prepare for and recover from the surgery, and to get the most out of your new knee. The success of a total knee replacement depends on rehabilitating the knee after the operation -- in fact, the rehab is as important as the surgery itself. This book maps out the road to recovery with week-by-week exercises for a full year. The authors, a surgeon and physical therapist who have both been orthopedic patients, provide practical tips, success stories and personal insights into the recovery process. Most people, even surgeons, don't realize how dramatically arthritis can change a person's life. Author Jeff Falkel, Ph.D., was one of these people. Over the course of 20 years his knees had gotten progressively worse, and eventually the pain reached the point where it was present in every aspect of his life. He could not stand or walk without crippling pain.

In October 2000 Dr. Falkel had total knee replacement performed in both his knees, simultaneously. For 25 years he had been a physical therapist helping hundreds of patients rehabilitate after total knee replacements. Now he was one of those patients! Even with all his clinical expertise, Dr. Falkel was not prepared for the unique challenges of the next 12 months: getting his new knees to work properly and realizing their full potential. Today Dr. Falkel is pain-free. He can go up or down any surface without any assistive device. He feels as if he can do anything he wants -- and is enjoying life more than ever. An extensive rehabilitation program is what made this possible. It has changed the way he practices as a professional. In this book he shares the critical information you need to know to achieve a pain-free, fully mobile life after total knee replacement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897934398
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/9/2004
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 160,054
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Daniel J. Brugioni, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon in private practice who performs over 400 surgical procedures a year, with special expertise in total joint replacement. In 2001 he underwent an extensive lumbar spine fusion. He brings a perspective as both professional and patient. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Jeff Falkel, Ph.D. P.T., is a physical therapist who has treated hundreds of patients with total knee replacements over the past 25 years. In 2000 Dr. Falkel had bilateral total knee arthroplasties performed simultaneously. He also is co-author of Sports-Vision: Training for Better Performance, to be published by Human Kinetics in 2003. He lives near Denver, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
The Need for a Book on TKA 1
The Authors' Personal and Professional Experience 3
Why This Book, and Why Now? 4
1 Knee Arthritis: Why Do My Knees Hurt So Much? 7
Osteoarthritis 9
Traumatic Arthritis 10
Rheumatoid Arthritis 10
Other Forms of Arthritis 10
Diagnosing Arthritis 11
Common Questions and Some Answers 12
2 Treatment Options: What Can I Do to Get Rid of the Pain? 15
Lifestyle Changes 16
Medications 19
Injections 20
Arthroscopy 21
Cartilage Replacement 22
Osteotomy 23
Total Knee Replacement 24
Selecting a Surgeon 26
TKA Surgical Technique 26
Bilateral TKA 29
Common Questions and Some Answers 30
3 Getting Ready: Preparing Your Home and Yourself for Surgery 33
Home Preparation 34
Basic Presurgery Home Exercises 38
Planning Your Postsurgery Exercise Program 42
Presurgery Exercises Using the Total Gym 44
Cardiovascular and Endurance Exercise 49
Weight Control 50
Walker, Crutches, or Cane? 50
Common Questions and Some Answers 52
4 The Total Knee Operation: What to Expect Before, During, and Immediately After Surgery 55
Preoperative Preparation 56
Blood Donation 57
Smoking 58
Medication Adjustments 58
Anesthesia 59
NPO 61
The TKA Surgical Procedure 61
The Recovery Room 63
The ICU 63
The Hospital Room 64
Dealing with Pain and Other Potential Complications 65
Preventing Blood Clots 67
The CPM Machine 69
Common Questions and Some Answers 70
5 Postoperative Days One Through Five: Am I Ready for Rehab? 73
Day One: Beginning Physical Therapy 74
First Attempts to Walk 78
Range-of-Motion Exercises 79
Breathing Exercises 81
Days Two Through Five: Continuing Physical Therapy 81
Care of Your Surgical Incision 84
Ice and Elevation 85
Personal Care 86
Discharge from the Hospital 87
Common Questions and Some Answers 88
6 Week One: You Want Me to Do What?! 91
Home Physical Therapy 92
Regaining Range of Motion 93
Range-of-Motion Exercises 94
Pain Control 99
Anticoagulant Medication 100
Restarting Your Regular Medications 101
Control of Swelling 101
Strengthening Exercises 103
Getting Around at Home 109
Get Some Rest: Your New Knee Will Thank You 109
Common Questions and Some Answers 110
7 Week Two: Will I Ever Be Normal Again? 113
Follow-Up Visit to Your Surgeon 114
Scar Management 115
Getting In and Out of the Car 116
Walking and Endurance Training 118
Stairs: No Longer the Enemy! 118
Home Physical Therapy 120
Home CPM Machine 121
Taking Charge of Your Own Rehabilitation 121
Range-of-Motion Exercises 121
Home Strengthening Exercises 128
Thera-Band Exercises 130
Common Questions and Some Answers 132
8 Week Three: This Isn't As Bad As I Thought It Would Be 135
Outpatient Physical Therapy 136
Continuing Self-Directed Physical Therapy 138
Range-of-Motion Exercises 141
Futebol Exercises 143
Walking With or Without a Cane 149
Soft-Tissue and Scar Management 151
Common Questions and Some Answers 153
9 Pool Therapy: The TKA's Best Friend 157
When to Start Pool Therapy 158
Finding a Pool 158
Hot vs. Cool Water--or Both? 159
Getting Into and Out of the Water 159
How Long and How Often? 160
Range-of-Motion Exercises 160
Water-Walking Exercises 166
Water Plyometric Exercises 169
Swimming for Exercise 173
Pool Therapy with Other Exercises 175
Common Questions and Some Answers 175
10 Week Four: I Made It to My "Olympics"! 177
The Transition from Outpatient to Self-Directed Physical Therapy 178
Picking and Choosing from the Exercise "Smorgasbord" 179
Stationary-Cycling Exercises 180
Futebol Exercises 180
Exercises Using the Total Gym 183
Stationary Rowing 189
Ice vs. Heat 190
Starting to Live Again! 190
Standing Still 190
Sitting Tolerance 191
Driving 191
Returning to Work 192
Sleeping Through the Night 192
Daily Activities 193
Going for a Walk 193
Common Questions and Some Answers 194
11 One to Three Months: Don't Stop Now! 197
Reversing Muscular Atrophy 198
Preventing Injury 199
Range-of-Motion Exercises 201
Endurance Training 201
Soft-Tissue Mobilization 203
When Will I Walk Normally Again? 204
Exercises to Improve Walking 205
Preventive Antibiotics 207
Common Questions and Some Answers 209
12 Three Months to Six Months: I Think I Need a Vacation 211
Precautions for Living with Your TKA 212
Range-of-Motion Exercises 214
Strength and Endurance Exercises 216
Losing the Cane 219
Balance Training 220
Common Questions and Some Answers 225
13 Six Months to One Year: I Should Have Done This Years Ago! 227
Is It Time to Have the Other Knee Replaced? 228
Getting Stronger 229
Balance Training 230
Balance-Board Exercises 231
When Can I Start Doing ---- Again? (Fill in the Blank) 234
Common Questions and Some Answers 238
14 One Year to Life: My Knee Is My Best Joint 241
Common Questions and Some Answers 244
Appendix A Potential Complications of Total Knee Arthroplasty 245
Medical Complications 245
Surgical Complications 246
Revision of the TKA 250
Common Questions and Some Answers 251
Appendix B Index of Exercises 254
Range-of-Motion Exercises 254
Strengthening Exercise 255
Balance Exercises 257
Hot-Tub and Pool Exercises 258
Futebol Exercises 260
Thera-Band Exercises 260
Walking Exercises 261
Notes 262
Index 264
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    A MUST-HAVE!

    The authors cover everything from diagnoses & non-surgical options, to preparing mentally & physically for the surgery, a week by week scenario of what to expect post-op, and tons of exercises to help you get the most out of your new knee(s). I am two weeks post-op on my first knee replacement, and if it were not for the 'road map' provided in this book I would be very discouraged by this point. If you are even THINKING about total knee replacement you need this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

    Heading for Knee Replacement

    I am scheduled for total knee replacement on both knees on June 30th. I bought this book about 2 weeks ago and it is packed with information. From what I should be doing now before the surgery to what I can expect days after the surgery and weeks after the surgery. It takes you step by step and this book will be at my side all the way.

    Deb D.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    Excellent book

    Informative, help me a lot after my surgery.

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