Pre & Post-Operative Rehabilitation

October 14 2017 at 09:28 AM by Vamakshi Saklani


Surgery is more or less the final stage in a patient’s treatment procedure. So, to say, when all other cures fail to show improvements in the patient’s health, the only option left is performing a surgery. However, as daunting as it may seem a surgery is highly imperative in some cases. In order to ensure smooth recovery after a critical operation one should go through pre and post-operative rehabilitation. Furthermore, success of surgeries largely depends on a good pre and post- operative rehabilitation process.

What is Pre- Operative Rehabilitation?

A pre- operative rehabilitation aims at preparing the patient’s body and mind for the surgery. Regaining the strength and movements in the body through exercise immensely speeds up the post- operative recovery process. In case of a surgery, the pre- operative rehab process has several benefits which include –

  • Decreasing the chances of post- operative stiffness
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Maintaining body balance
  • Improving body fitness for the surgery

What is Post- Operative Rehabilitation?

A surgery is not wholly successful until the patient goes through a post- operative care routine. A detailed physiotherapy session is recommended after any surgical procedure to avoid post- operative injury or mishap. It involves closely monitoring the patient’s health progress and providing them with support equipment and exercises for quick and effective recovery. Some of the benefits of such a process include –

  • Therapy for pain reduction
  • Posture, balance and coordination training
  • Self-care techniques

Who Needs It?

A few of the common surgeries requiring a pre & post- operative rehabilitation include –

  • Shoulder Surgery – Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilization, Rotator Cuff Repair and Fracture
  • Elbow Surgery – Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release and Fracture
  • Hip Surgery – Hip Replacements, Fracture, Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Labral Repairs
  • Knee Surgery – Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Chondroplasty, Meniscal Repairs and Fracture
  • Spine Surgery – Discectomy, Micro-Discectomy, Laminectomy and Spinal Stabilization

In-depth research and study has led to the development of these structured programs which are proven to deliver the desired outcomes in terms of faster recuperation of the patient. All operations require intense care and supervision not only during the process but also before and after its completion. Thus, a pre & post – operative rehabilitation program comprises of medical professionals who manage and monitor the patient’s health status to ensure a smooth and quality surgical procedure.

Surgery is more or less the final stage in a patient’s treatment procedure. So, to say, when all other cures fail to show improvements in the patient’s health, the only option left is performing a surgery. However, as daunting as it may seem a surgery is highly imperative in some cases. In order to ensure smooth recovery after a critical operation one should go through pre and post-operative rehabilitation. Furthermore, success of surgeries largely depends on a good pre and post- operative rehabilitation process. What is Pre- Operative Rehabilitation? A pre- operative rehabilitation aims at preparing the patient’s body and mind for the surgery. Regaining the strength and movements in the body through exercise immensely speeds up the post- operative recovery process. In case of a surgery, the pre- operative rehab process has several benefits which include – Decreasing the chances of post- operative stiffness Increasing muscle strength Maintaining body balance Improving body fitness for the surgery What is Post- Operative Rehabilitation? A surgery is not wholly successful until the patient goes through a post- operative care routine. A detailed physiotherapy session is recommended after any surgical procedure to avoid post- operative injury or mishap. It involves closely monitoring the patient’s health progress and providing them with support equipment and exercises for quick and effective recovery. Some of the benefits of such a process include – Therapy for pain reduction Posture, balance and coordination training Self-care techniques Who Needs It? A few of the common surgeries requiring a pre & post- operative rehabilitation include – Shoulder Surgery – Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Stabilization, Rotator Cuff Repair and Fracture Elbow Surgery – Tennis Elbow Release, Golfers Elbow Release and Fracture Hip Surgery – Hip Replacements, Fracture, Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Labral Repairs Knee Surgery – Knee Replacements, ACL and Ligament Reconstruction, Chondroplasty, Meniscal Repairs and Fracture Spine Surgery – Discectomy, Micro-Discectomy, Laminectomy and Spinal Stabilization In-depth research and study has led to the development of these structured programs which are proven to deliver the desired outcomes in terms of faster recuperation of the patient. All operations require intense care and supervision not only during the process but also before and after its completion. Thus, a pre & post – operative rehabilitation program comprises of medical professionals who manage and monitor the patient’s health status to ensure a smooth and quality surgical procedure.


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