Is therapy needed after total joint replacement surgery?
After undergoing a total joint replacement surgery, physical therapy is needed to accelerate rehabilitation of the joint. Physical therapy may be continued for up to 3 months postoperatively.
Physical therapy sessions may begin shortly after the joint replacement surgery. The physical therapist will check the patient's mobility, range of motion, and exercise tolerance.
The chances of a successful outcome and a faster recovery can increase if rehabilitation begins soon. Depending on general health and condition before the surgical procedure, a number of physical therapy sessions will be needed.