Total knee replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement

Description:

Total knee replacement is the implantation of a device to substitute for the femoral condyles and tibial joint surfaces.

Watch this video how it performed.

Postoperative interventions

  • Monitor surgical incision for drainage and infection.
  • Begin continuous passive motion 24 to 48 hours postoperatively as prescribed to exercise the knee and provide moderate flexion and extension.
  • Administer analgesics before continuous passive motion to decrease pain.
  • Prepare the client for out of bed activities as prescribed; have the client avoid leg dangling.
  • Avoid weight bearing and instruct the client in the use of the prescribed assistive device, such as a walker.
  • Postoperative blood salvage may be prescribed to collect, filter, and reinfuse salvaged blood into client.

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