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Joint Response

If you undergo joint replacement surgery, you can expect to resume an active lifestyle after full recovery (6-8 weeks). You can expect to enjoy the same level of activity that you experienced prior to surgery, but without the pain.

A recent study analyzed the experiences of a group of knee and hip replacement patients who had at least 90 percent of their knee or hip function restored. Focusing on these successful surgeries, researchers tested the limits of replacements in people who were most apt to stress them. Three years after their surgeries, 82 percent of hip replacement patients and 85 percent of knee replacement patients reported they were walking, bowling, gardening, swimming, and bicycling either "moderately" or "very" actively.

If you are scheduled for knee or hip-replacement surgery, have your physician call our facility to learn about post-surgery rehabilitation programs. We provide physical therapy and laser therapy services. We are dedicated to helping people regain their motion, activity, and independence. We can also advise you on the best ways to stay active without causing further injury. Our phone number is 949-429-3220 and we are located at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P.S. The study mentioned above showed that patients who ran or played competitive tennis were likely to "burn out" their new knees or hips sooner than patients who engaged in low impact activities.