What can I expect after a total knee replacement?
You can expect to stay in the hospital for 2-3 days. You will then be sent either to a rehab center as an inpatient or go home and have home health or outpatient therapy services.
Why do I have to undergo physical therapy?
WIthout physical therapy the joint replacement will not work properly. Patients who comply with physical therapy walk on their own sooner, suffer fewer complications during recovery and have better outcomes overall.
Is there any equipment available to me that would help me get better faster?
There is currently a new product available to patients. The GoKnee is a device which the patient can use to speed up their recovery time and reduce the overall expense for therapy services following surgery.
When can I start using the GoKnee after surgery?
You can start using the GoKnee the day after surgery and progress as tolerated.
How long should I use the GoKnee?
The GoKnee is designed to be used until you have gained normal range of motion at your knee joint and can maintain good muscle control of the quadriceps muscles.
Does the GoKnee come with instructions?
The GoKnee comes with an instructional DVD, a protocol to follow, and shipping instructions for return purposes.
Is the GoKnee covered by insurance?
The GoKnee is not covered by insurance at this time. It is only rented by individuals or purchased by health care professionals.