“When we visited Amena at her home, we saw her in tremendous pain, which was an unusual case after the knee replacement operation. Our goal was to minimize this pain and give the patient a break, which which we achieved within the first week of treatment itself.Both the edema and hematoma decreased when we started with a specialized post-knee surgery physiotherapy protocol for obese patients.
“We continued to put in our efforts with muscle strengthening exercises, stretches, side steps, weight management exercises, stepping exercises, etc. By week four, his knee range of motion was greater at 100 degrees. Amena, who was motionless and in pain, had started walking with the aid of a quad cane. Our combined effort, cooperation and perseverance paid off,” Amy says, her face lighting up with a smile. .
Hematomas are painful, swollen bruises that can affect internal organs, while edema causes swelling. Either or both affecting the patient after knee replacement surgery is normal and the condition continues to improve in four to six weeks. But if the pain is excruciating, medical intervention at the right time and the right treatment are essential.
How is Amena after eight weeks of treatment? Amy responds by saying, “Amena does paddle drills, forward cycling and rock climbing. She responded so well to our treatment that in the very fifth week she walked without the quad cane and achieved a range of motion of 112 degrees, which is a tremendous accomplishment in itself.”
Sharing her experience, a visibly happy Amena says, “After the operation, the pain and swelling increased abnormally, I felt a shooting pain in my left leg and felt traumatized by the whole experience. Within a week of treatment in the comfort of my home with Amy, a miracle happened and the pain was completely gone. I felt that with this rate of treatment, I could walk easily.
“I was determined to pull through and followed Amy’s treatment and instructions completely. In eight weeks I was walking without any support and also climbing stairs. Now I am assured that with Amy and Pyramid Health Services, I would not only run but also fly.