Knee Arthroplasty Postprocedure Care

Knee Arthroplasty Postprocedure Care

Knee arthroplasty involves surgical replacement of all or part of the knee joint. In partial knee replacement, either the medial or lateral compartment of the knee joint is replaced. Total knee replacement is commonly used to treat severe pain, joint contractures, and deterioration of joint surfaces, conditions that prohibit full extension or flexion.

Arthroplasty postprocedure care includes maintaining alignment of the affected joint, assisting with exercises, and providing routine postoperative care. Nursing responsibilities include teaching, safe mobility, home care, and exercises that may continue for several years.

Jul 21, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Knee Arthroplasty Postprocedure Care

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