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Mr Chai Jie Wei, Physiotherapist, Department of Physiotherapy, JCH, explained that the typical recovery period is two to six months for a hip surgery, and three to 12 months for a knee surgery. He elaborated that most people will be walking with the assistance of a walking aid on the day after surgery, and the progression to wean off walking aids typically occurs within the first month or two. Returning to sports, hobbies or work demands may differ among individuals, and it is best to seek advice from a doctor and physiotherapist. The article also includes a list of exercises patients can do at home after the surgery to help with the recovery process.
Ms Raiyini D/O Balu, Occupational Therapist, Department of Occupational Therapy, JCH, shared that caregivers can facilitate their loved ones’ engagement in daily living by ensuring a safer environment. Examples include widening walkways by moving furniture, removing clutter and levelling uneven surfaces to alleviate falls risks, as well as installing grab bars and applying toilet floors with anti-slip treatment.
Registration details of JCH’s virtual caregiver talk titled “Caring For Our Loved Ones After Hip & Knee Surgery” happening on 29 July 2023 are listed.NUHS in the NewsJurongHealth Campus In The NewsJCH In The NewsMedia Articles