What to expect after
      shoulder rotator cuff
      repair surgery.

  • Arm in a sling or immobilizer for 6 weeks.
  • Range of motion exercises performed by therapist in clinic and family member at home for first 6 weeks after surgery.
  • At 6 weeks after surgery start of assisted range of motion exercises performed by the patient at therapy and with home exercise program.
  • At 2-3 months after surgery start of strengthening exercises performed by the patient at therapy and at home.
  • Return to normal activities of daily living in 2-3 months.
  • Return to normal lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling in 4-6 months.
  • Return to work is dependent on type of job tasks patient performs.
  • Length of physical therapy is 4-6 months.
  • Frequency of physical therapy is 3x/week for the first 1-2 months then potentially reducing frequency to 1-2x/week dependent on progress and desired goals to achieve.

     EDUCATION
      What to expect after a total knee
      replacement surgery.

  • Use of a walker for two weeks.
  • Use of a cane for 2-4 weeks.
  • Removal of staples two weeks after surgery.
  • Return to driving after 6 weeks.
  • Difficulty sleeping for 4-6 weeks.
  • Swelling and stiffness for 1-3 months.
  • Return to normal activities of daily living in 2-3 months.
  • Performance of home exercise program for 2-3 months.
  • Length of physical therapy is 6-8 weeks for one knee
    replacement and 8-10 weeks for both knee replacements
    at the same time.
  • Return to work is dependent on the type of job tasks
    patient performs.
  • Frequency of physical therapy is 3 times a week for the first
    month then potentially reducing frequency to 2 times a week
    dependent on progress and desired goals to achieve.

      What to expect after ACL
      reconstruction surgery

  • Use of crutches for 2-3 weeks.
  • Use of post-surgical brace for 4-6 weeks.
  • Return to normal activities of daily living in 6 weeks.
  • Return to jogging in 2-3 months.
  • Return to sports in 6-9 months depending on the sport returning to.
  • Length of physical therapy is 3-6 months
  • Frequency of physical therapy is 3x/week for the first month
    then reducing in frequency each month dependent on progress
    and desired goals to achieve.
   
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