Concerned about pain after knee replacement surgery?
You needn't be!

It has been shown that patients are most worried about pain control after surgery, especially knee replacement surgery. Our anesthesiologists are expert in providing local and regional pain blocks that will last even after the patient has left the Center and often for several days after surgery.

In addition, the multimodal pain management protocol that is begun even before a patient arrives at the Center employs innovative pharmacological principles to provide the most comprehensive pain control after surgery that is currently available in the field.

Are you worried about  knee pain  after  knee replacement ? You needn't be! Book a consultation with our  knee specialists  today. 
10 Pre-Surgery Tips to Boost Recovery

Getting the right nutrition leading up to your surgery can have a major impact on your recovery and getting back on your feet. Your medical team will provide detailed instructions on what you can eat before surgery and how many hours before the procedure you can consume food. More broadly, you should have a strategy to consume the right nutrition,  drop or pause unhealthy habits,  and boost your exercise in the weeks leading up to surgery to promote  post-op healing and recovery . Experts recommend these 10 tips: 

Drink clear, carbo-loaded liquids before your surgery

Examples of clear liquids that are acceptable to drink before surgery include  water , fruit juices without pulp, some beverages with carbonation,  clear tea,  and black coffee. Consuming clear liquids that contain complex carbohydrates can help reduce nausea, vomiting, and pain after surgery. Such drinks can also help reduce the short-term insulin resistance experienced by many patients who fast before surgery, which can increase complications and pain. 

Consume plenty of protein

Eating enough protein before your operation helps support your immunity,  promotes wound healing and assists in maintaining muscle mass, all of which can help you get back on your feet after your procedure.

Include fiber in your pre-op eating regimen

Many doctors require a patient who's undergone surgery to have a bowel movement before being discharged. Eating 
plenty of fiber  before the operation should keep the gastrointestinal tract moving, which will help the patient have the required bowel movement.

Eat plenty of plant-based foods

In addition to providing dietary fiber, vegetables and  fruits contain lots of healthy nutrients , including compounds called phytochemicals that reduce the risk for inflammation.

Avoid sugary and highly processed foods

In addition to causing constipation,  sugary and highly processed foods  can worsen blood sugar control. Research suggests that higher preoperative blood sugar levels are associated with increased post-op complications like infections.

People who smoke  right before their surgery have a much greater chance of developing a surgical site infection (at the point of incision) than nonsmokers, according to a study published in 2017 in JAMA Surgery, a monthly professional medical journal.

Consider taking nutritional supplements

Undergoing surgery disposes patients to immune dysfunction and places them at higher risk for infection.

Increase your physical activity

Patients who are active should continue to be active, and those who have a low level of activity of should increase it. Keeping your body in shape and accustomed to physical activity can help you bounce back after the operation.

Lose weight

Unless you're at your optimal weight or underweight, losing about about 10 pounds before surgery will improve your surgeon's visibility during the operation and allow him or her to operate more quickly and efficiently. You'll spend less time under anesthesia, which cuts down the odds of post-op complications.

Follow your doctor's orders

Before (and after) your surgery, follow your doctor's orders regarding nutrition and what you should be eating and doing. Any general health tips (including these!) should not supersede recommendations from your physician.

Read the full text of this article from U.S. News & World Report.

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