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Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation: The Knee Owner's Manual Paperback – July 26, 2004
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"...an excellent description of all aspects of the continuum of care for the patient following TKA clear and easy-to-understand..." -- Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (Vol. 36, No. 3, March 2006)
"I highly recommend this book for athletic trainers working in a clinic setting and for patients thinking of undergoing TKA." -- Journal of Athletic Training (August 2005)
"If you or a loved one are considering knee surgery then give a close and careful reading to [this book]!" -- Library Bookwatch (Sept. 2005)
"Prospective patients and their families will find a wealth of practical information on TKA in this reader-friendly reference." -- Physical Therapy, journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (June 2005)
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The number of people having total knee replacement is due to massively increase as post-war baby boomers start to hit their sixties, but this is unfortunately occurring at a time when health insurance companies around the world are tightening up on cost containment. The authors recognise that rehabilitation after total knee replacement is long, and insurance companies already do not fund adequate physiotherapy time. This book was written to support the knee replacement patient with practical advice for a full year after surgery.
The first two chapters give an overview of arthritis and current approaches to slowing its progression and improving quality of life. Knee replacement is discussed in some detail - basic design considerations, bilateral knee replacement and how to go about finding a competent surgeon. Question and answer sessions complete each chapter.
There is a useful pre-surgery chapter, advising on getting your home ready for your return from hospital and giving useful exercise regimes for building up strength to facilitate the use of crutches or a walker after surgery. What to expect once you arrive at the hospital and on the day of your operation are covered in some detail, but detail of the surgical process itself has been deliberately minimised. Potential complications are, however, covered in an appendix.Read more ›
But this book is tremendous. Every one should read it before their surgery and have right by their side during their recovery. I'm getting copies for my surgeon, parish nurse, and my therapists. The exercises are super - with excellent pictures and descriptions.
My only criticism, and it's minor, is the timelines for rehab seem a bit overambitious. I'm "only" 57 and some of the rehab was tough for me. I found myself questioning if I was really coming along as well as I thought at times. Just remember, regardless of age, everybody heals differently.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book to anyone undergoing TKR. Buy it BEFORE surgery.
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This was the best book. I have shown it to both of my physical therapist and they were really really impressed.Published 11 days ago by Marcia Donnelly
Found the book very helpful and a bit scary since I read it before my surgery but I ventured through to the end. Very informative.Published 1 month ago by David Terry
Very informative--a must read before any knee replacement surgery. Wish I had read it BEFORE my procedure.Published 2 months ago by bp
So far,thanks to the Oster Massager,I don't need all the good information included in the book but I keep it very handy----well writtenPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Go resource about the process and what to do to make the most of t :) e situayionPublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Excellent book. Very detailed re: what to expect on a weekly basis after knee replacement. Highly recommend if considering knew replacementPublished 3 months ago by CButcher
I bought this book in mid December and had my left knee replaced on Monday, February 8th so I'm two weeks out from surgery. Read morePublished 3 months ago by tbird45