These videos are intended to help prepare you for knee replacement surgery. They are not intended to take the place of the class. You will benefit greatly and have a better surgical outcome by attending the class. Feel free to bookmark this page and watch them anytime, especially if you need to refresh your memory about how do perform a particular exercise.

Hip Videos

   

Chapter 1
Chapter 1 
How to Use Your Book

  • Introduction
  • The Notebook
  • Don't forget to complete your home evauation form.

Chapter 2
Chapter 2 
The Team

  • While you are on the Joint Replacement Unit
  • Sleep
  • Get dressed
  • Group Therapy
  • Clothing/shoe Choices

Chapter 3
Chapter 3
Hip Physiology

  • Anatomy and physiology of the knee
  • How the surgery is performed

Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Before Surgery

  • Preparing your home
  • Climbing stairs using a cane, crutches, or walker
  • Entering and exiting a vehicle
  • Bathing
  • Preparing your skin for surgery
  • Medications
  • On the day of surgery

Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Hip Precautions

  • Procedure Types
  • 3-month time period
  • Chair choice
  • Maintain 90-degree angle
  • Getting out of a chair
  • Do not twist
  • Do not bend past 90 degees
  • Do not cross your legs

Chapter 6
Chapter 6
Anesthesia

  • Length of the procedure & recovery
  • Anesthesia

Chapter 7
Chapter 7
After Surgery

  • Oxygen monitoring, IVs, etc.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Assistance
  • Medications
  • Pain management
  • Preventing blood clots
  • Preventing nausea and constipation
  • Washing and dressing

Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Discharge Instructions

  • Prescriptions
  • Travel
  • Bruising & swelling

Chapter 9
Chapter 9
Exercises

  • Pre-operative exercises
  • Quadriceps
  • Short Arc Quad
  • Hip Abduction
  • Heel Slide
  • Adductor Squeeze
  • Long Arch Quad
  • Stretch
  • Sitting Hamstring Stretch
  • Supine Heel Prop
  • Arm Exercises

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