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Rehabilitation after surgery

Purpose of rehabilitation after surgery

Rehabilitation enables a return to fitness. All surgical procedures – especially these performed under general anesthesia (narcosis) – associated with the risk of postoperative complications. This is due to the longer immobilization of the patient and the effect of anesthetics and drugs. Post-operative pain is an additional problem – all these factors may be favorable to infections, lead to cardiovascular disorders, facilitate the development of thrombotic complications or respiratory system as well as disturb physiological functions.

Introducing physiotherapy to surgical treatment is a way to shorten the hospitalization period, reduction of complications and faster return of the patient to everyday life in full fitness.

Rehabilitation after surgery – course

Rehabilitation can be started even before surgery, thanks to which our body will be properly prepared for it. The patient learns special exercises that help also in the normalization of respiratory and circulatory system disorders. The therapy begins according to the physiotherapist’s recommendations – often in the first 24 hours after the procedure.

It is recommended to perform anticoagulant, respiratory, general and support exercises upright body as soon as possible. In the case of orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation is aimed at return the patient to full mobility as soon as possible.

Methods used in postoperative rehabilitation

Depending on the place of the procedure, its type and the complications, following treatment methods are used in surgical procedures:

  • analgesics – in the field of physical therapy, kinesiotherapy, manual therapy and massage,
  • anti-thrombotic and anti-edema – incl. manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy
    using the Lympha-tron apparatus, kinesiotaping (dynamic taping), physical procedures,
  • supporting the proper functioning of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems – science
    proper breathing pattern, chest mobilization, early upright standing,
  • supporting the proper functioning of muscles, ligaments and other damaged structures
  • treatment – manual therapy, synergistic exercises and special methods aimed at
  • maintaining proper muscle mass, strength and supporting the tissue healing process,
  • maintaining the correct range of motion in the joint – manual therapy, CPM splint,
  • learning how to perform everyday activities,
  • promoting wound healing – scar mobilization, manual therapy techniques, physical therapy.

We cordially invite you to take advantage of the offer of our Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Center, where experienced specialists will take care of you.