There are few, if any orthopaedic procedures/operations which wouldn't benefit from some physiotherapy input. If your surgery goes well, it is the initial step towards a successful outcome but your problems aren't over the moment you leave the operating theatre. For example, in the case of joint replacement, it may be that the limb wasn't in the greatest shape pre-operatively.
In hospital you'll be provided with simple exercises to minimise complications such as chest infection or DVT's. You may even be prescribed some early strengthening or range of motion exercises. Once you are discharged, you'll commonly require re-assessment and checking of your progress.
Post-orthopaedic surgery, you'll almost certainly require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. The quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by consulting a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation.
We'll happily assist you in your post-operative care. We are familiar with the treatment protocols prescribed by most Orthopapedic Surgeons. We'll happily liaise with your surgeon to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery.