If you're considering a knee replacement, you've probably heard that recovery from joint replacement surgery takes time and requires a lot of patience and determination. Being prepared for that reality is critical, but so is understanding what you can do to cut down on the time it takes to get back in shape and resume your normal routine.
There is, fortunately, a better way to manage your knee surgery recovery. In an anatomically constructed wrap, it uses intermittent pneumatic compression to help increase blood and fluid flow while reducing post-surgical edema. Here are three ways that this groundbreaking device accelerate your rehabilitation after a knee replacement:
Your doctor most likely informed you about post-operative edema and swelling, which are common surgical side effects. Blood and other body fluids rush in during surgery as the body strives to recover itself. Swelling is uncomfortable and makes it more difficult to move around, so minimizing swelling is vital for mobility and pain relief. If you follow your doctor’s instructions and properly care for your knee with a compression system, you may be able to lessen discomfort and swelling while also shortening your recovery period.
Healing and rehabilitation are aided by the lymphatic system. It’s critical to restore normal lymphatic flow for the entire healing process to progress from an acute to a repair stage. That’s why improving lymphatic flow away from your knee after surgery may help you recover faster. Using an IPC knee wrap may help you return to your regular activities sooner.
IPC treatment on a daily basis has been shown in studies to have a therapeutic effect on connective tissue healing. This is because intermittent compression improves lymphatic drainage away from the knee, which permits tissues to heal more quickly.
Knee surgery, like all major surgical procedures, requires a period of recovery once the procedure is completed. Knee surgery recovery, on the other hand, does not have to be a long and painful process. Find out more about IPC and Recovapro Air to determine whether it's the best fit for you.