Patients will have a history taken and be clinically assessed by Dr. Barrow.
If a knee replacement is deemed appropriate, then a full explanation of the procedure, implants used and rehabilitation protocols will be discussed.
A pre -operative MRI scan / CT scan is required if the knee replacement is to be done using Patient Specific Instrumentation. Patient Specific Instrumentation takes 4 weeks to plan and produce the specific instruments.
Most patients will be ready for discharge on Day 3 or 4 post- operation but depends on the individual patient's physical status.
At 2 weeks post surgery: Dr. Barrow to review wound as an outpatient
At 6 weeks post surgery: Dr. Barrow will do clinical assessment and a control X-Ray
The Physiotherapists will review patients at 2, 4and 6 weeks.
for more information on Knee replacements please visit www.smith-nephew.com/key-products/orthopaedic-reconstruction
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