Care To Prevent Hip Pain After A Knee Replacement

There are many reasons the recovery period after total knee replacement surgery is very important. One reason is that because the nerves in the hip and knee joints come from the same area, pain from a knee replacement can cause hip pain. Arrange to have a Registered Nurse as an escort from the medical facility to the home, and to provide home nursing care in the days immediately after discharge. The nurse can apply ice compresses, assist with elevating the affected knee, and help with dispensing pain relief and medications. Regular nurse visits can followup