Surgical rehabilitation should start as early as possible to enhance better and faster recovery. If rehabilitation can start even before surgery, you will have the opportunity to prepare your body to decrease the risks and negative effects of surgery on your body. Pre-surgical rehabilitation may involve strengthening of the muscles around the involved area, exercising your heart and lungs (Cardio vascular system) and thorough explanations of the condition or surgical procedure to have clear understanding thereof. Guidance will also be given for what you should do the moment you come out of theatre and what you can expect afterwards to resolve fears and misconceptions. Post-surgical rehabilitation will help you get back to your normal daily routine as quick as possible. The rehabilitation would also aim to prevent a similar condition or re-injury.
Examples of the most common surgeries treated:
Spine: Fusion, Laminectomy/Decompression, Discectomy
Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Tendon Repair, Decompression, Shoulder Replacement
Hip: Total Hip Replacement, Labral repair
Knee: Arthroscopy, Ligament Repair (example Anterior/Posterior Cruciate Ligament or Medial/Lateral Collateral Ligaments), Total Knee Replacement.
Other: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of a displaced fracture, Skin graft, tendon transfers