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Recovery after surgery

Physical therapist working with knee surgery patient.

After joint replacement surgery, there is still much work to be done.

Rehabilitation begins almost immediately after joint replacement surgery, and there are certain things you need to watch out for. This section will discuss:

  •  When you should call the doctor
  • Precautions and possible surgical complications
  • Physical therapy exercises for after surgery
  • Occupational therapy 
  • How to care for your new joint
  • Joint replacement do's and don'ts
  • Life after surgery