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2021

Things To Discuss With Your Orthopedic Surgeon About Recovering From An Ankle Replacement

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If you have ankle arthritis and you’re in a lot of pain, your doctor might recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon about an ankle replacement. With this surgery, the surgeon removes your painful ankle joint and puts in a synthetic one. This alleviates pain and increases your ankle’s range of motion. Since you won’t be able to bear weight on the ankle for several weeks, you’ll want to know what to expect during recovery from an ankle replacement.…

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How Physical Therapy Might Help You Recover From Spinal Fusion Surgery

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If you’re planning to have spinal fusion surgery, your orthopedic doctor may order physical therapy to help you recover properly. Physical therapy can help with pain, improve your flexibility and strengthen your back muscles. Here are three ways a physical therapist might help when you have spinal fusion surgery. 1. Prepare You For Surgery Your orthopedist might send you to physical therapy before your surgery. The therapist can teach you exercises that prepare you for surgery so your back is stronger and able to support you better right after surgery.…

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