Video: Do you need to lose weight before hip replacement or knee replacement surgery?
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by Zacharie Holmes - Physical Therapist
4d ago
Document If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in the hip or knee, you have likely been told by your doctor you may need a joint replacement now or in the future. You may have either already seen a surgeon about getting a joint replacement or already had a joint replacement. It is possible that at some point during the process the topic of your body weight may have come up. Maybe your family doctor suggested weight loss to help you manage your osteoarthritis. Or maybe the surgeon asked that you lose some weight before surgery. This may leave you wondering, “what does my weight have t ..read more
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Video: What is functional recovery after a knee replacement and how can I achieve functional recovery?
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by Joey Wong - Kinesiologist
3w ago
Document Are you recovering from a total knee replacement and wondering what exercises you can do to help with your recovery? This video will go over the early phase of recovery, and explaining what functional recovery is and how to achieve functional recovery. During the early stages of recovery following a knee replacement, it is important to have a rehabilitation plan focused on achieving functional recovery as soon as possible.[1] Functional recovery is the process of regaining or improving your ability to do everyday activities such as sitting, standing and walking after a knee replacem ..read more
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Video: How can I keep up with all of my exercises after ACL injury or surgery? Advice and tips for exercise
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
1M ago
Document We hope this physical therapy advice will help you keep up with your daily exercises following a knee or hip surgery. There are a few reasons why people have a hard time keeping up with their daily rehab programs: Pain: After any kind of surgery, you will feel pain in the affected area and you will likely feel pain during the first couple of months of the rehab process. What you need to remember is that the pain is temporary and exercises helps to reduce pain over time. The functional gains and the long-term benefit for outweighs the pain that you are feeling at the moment. Fear: Af ..read more
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After a knee replacement what are the 6 most important exercises to do every day? And what is functional recovery after a knee replacement?
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by Joey Wong - Kinesiologist
1M ago
Document Image by koldunov from Canva Pro Do you want to learn the 6 most important exercises after a knee replacement? This blog will go over the early phase of recovery following a total knee replacement, explaining what functional recovery is, what is important for functional recovery, and identifying essential exercises that you can do every day to help you recover. What is functional recovery and how is it measured? Following a total knee replacement, full recovery involves a rehabilitation plan focused on achieving functional recovery as soon as possible.[1] Functional recovery is the p ..read more
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Video: Should I buy an ice machine for pain after my knee replacement or are ice cubes just as good?
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by Joey Wong
2M ago
Document Are you recovering from a total knee replacement and wondering what cold therapy devices you should purchase or if you need to purchase any devices at all to help manage your pain? This video will explain the effects of ice machines and compare it to effects of ice cubes on managing pain following a knee replacement. After a total knee replacement, your doctor may recommend using ice to help alleviate pain and swelling .[1] You may be wondering why ice and how does it help with pain? Following a knee replacement surgery, pain is experienced because the nerve endings in your knee sen ..read more
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Curovate selected as part of the SMart Inclusive Living Environment (SMILE) project for ageing in place
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by Nirtal Shah - Physical Therapist
5M ago
Document Image by Michael Kim from Corelens via Canva Let me explain this very long title above! As you may already know, Curovate is a physical therapy app that provides at-home rehabilitation for people before and after knee replacement, hip replacement, knee and hip strengthening, knee osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, core stabilization and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and surgery recovery. Curovate is a mobile app that guides a person through their daily physical therapy exercises via videos, tracking their recovery progress and allowing the person to measure their knee or hi ..read more
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What is the difference between a partial knee replacement and a total knee replacement? Should I get a partial knee replacement?
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by Andrew Lam - Physical Therapist
7M ago
Document Do you know the difference between a partial knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, and a total knee replacement? If you are unsure as to what these terms all mean, rest assured that you are not alone. I have dedicated this blog to help you understand the various types of knee replacements. More specifically, this blog will discuss what will happen in these operations, how they compare to each other, and which surgery is ideal for you. Partial? Total? What do these words mean? Beginning with the most common, a total knee replacement is what it sounds like. A total knee ..read more
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Do I need a total knee replacement? What are the signs and symptoms that I need a knee replacement?
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by Andrew Lam - Physical Therapist
1y ago
Document This blog is going to help you answer the question of whether or not you need a total knee replacement. The information provided will be divided into two sections. The first section will be dedicated to discussing the signs and symptoms a surgeon would like to see before they offer the option of a total knee replacement. The second section will explain what you would see in your own knee that is suggestive of needing a knee replacement. Image by akramhuseyn, from UnsplashWhat signs would make a surgeon suggest a total knee replacement A survey asked all the registered orthopedic surg ..read more
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How can I relieve pain after my total knee replacement? What can I do to manage my pain after knee replacement surgery?
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by Andrew Lam - Physical Therapist
1y ago
Document Pain after a total knee replacement is a common but serious issue. As you may know, surgery of any kind is really planned trauma on the body and with trauma comes pain. But uncontrolled pain after your operation increases the risk of developing chronic pain or pain that is unnecessary and prolonged.[1] Severe pain after your operation may also have fatal consequences immediately after your surgery as your body will place an immense stress on your heart and lungs in response to the pain.1 This is why proper pain management after your operation is essential to optimize the outcomes of ..read more
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What are the benefits of a knee replacement? | Curovate
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by James Mclachlan
1y ago
Document Image by JodyJacobson from Getty Images Signature accessed via Canva Pro First of all let us be very clear, we are not encouraging anyone to get a knee replacement who doesn’t need one! That being said, we are finding that there are a lot of negative things written about this surgery and we want to help balance this out by providing some research-based benefits of knee replacements. A knee replacement is a safe and effective surgery and we wanted to share some benefits of this surgery. If you’re thinking about getting a knee replacement you probably have a few questions about what yo ..read more
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