You have decided to undergo surgery? Here are some tips to make it go smoothly:
The decision to proceed with surgery is made jointly by the surgeon and the patient. In some cases, medical treatment is sufficient, particularly if you do not practice a sport on a competitive level. Arthroscopy is a form a surgery: as such, it involves anesthesia and joint rehabilitation. Get all the information you need and make the necessary arrangements for your surgery to take place in the best possible conditions (family nearby, time dedicated to rehabilitation, etc.).
If surgery is the suggested course of action, a second opinion may help you to gain a better understanding of the implications before you give your consent. Don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon or any other health professionals assisting you. They are there to answer your questions.
- Pre- or post-surgery physical therapy sessions are necessary, provided that they are conducted with a qualified practitioner.
- Rehabilitation may continue outside of physical therapy sessions. Your therapist can teach you little rehabilitation exercises and simple movements
that will speed up your recovery.