⦁ Hospitalization time: 4-6 days
⦁ Medication: Serum, vitamin mineral supplement, blood thinner, pain killer, antibiotic
⦁ Caregiver: 24 hour AFA caregivers accompany patients
⦁ Positioning and splinting: The patient is positioned in bed by nurses and physiotherapists in order to reduce the edema of the patient after the surgery and to prevent contractures. Dorsiflexion splint is used to prevent plantar flexion contracture, especially after tibia surgeries.
⦁ Surgeon Check Up: Control by the surgeon and his team twice a day
⦁ Walking: Generally, 24 hours after the surgery, our patients are given walking training by the surgeon and they make their first walk after the surgery. A walker is used as an assistive device during walking.
⦁ Dressing: Incision dressings are made every 2-3 days.
⦁ Physiotherapy: If the patient’s blood levels are normal and the patient feels good, a physical therapy session is usually performed by our physiotherapist every day. Stretching, strengthening, mobilization and walking exercises are performed.
⦁ CPM: CPM device is effective in restoring the patient’s ROM after surgery, preventing contracture and reducing edema. It is applied at the level that the patient can tolerate after the surgery. By gradually increasing the angle, joint motion is increased.
⦁ Initial Lengthening: It usually starts on the 8th day after the callus formation is controlled on the surgeon’s side. If callus formation is fast, this period is taken earlier, if callus formation is slow, this period is delayed. The first lengthening is performed by the surgeon and taught to the patient. The daily extension amount of the ERC device is set by Precice(Nuvasive) representatives and the patient is taught to use the ERC device.