Letterkenny Physiotherapy Clinic
Post Surgery Care
The type of treatments that are conducted depend very much on the type of surgery, the area of the body, the time since procedure and your normal level of function. The most frequent surgery which we see involve:
- Knee surgery
Arthroscopy (clean-up operation’s), partial meniscectomy, ACL reconstruction and totally replacements.
- Total hip replacements
These can be hip resurfacing operations (called the Birmingham hip) or a total hip replacement.
- Spinal surgery
The two main procedures are discectomy (in which a proportion of the damaged disc is removed ), foraminoplasty (a procedure for older spines where degenerative change has produced Osteophytes narrowing the space for nerve roots or spinal cord) or spinal fusion’s (where metalwork is inserted to stabilize unstable spine).
- Shoulder surgery
The most frequent procedure is an acromioplasty (in which the undersurface of the collar bone is shaved to increase the space for thickened rotator cuff tendons), rotator cuff repairs (where they torn muscles of the rotator cuff are re-attached) and shoulder reconstructions (which are required when the shoulder has been repeatedly dislocated).