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Rehabilitation and recovery phase

People may overlook the impact of the recovery and rehabilitation phase on the result of the orthopedic surgery, whereas it is as important as the surgical operation. Rehabilitation is the typical care service for patients who find difficulty in performing daily activities. Rehabilitation involves majorly the restoration of the potentials of the muscle-skeletal system, its maximum capacity, and how to obtain neuro-cognitive functions.

Complete rehabilitation includes mainly four stages which are:

    1. Rest and protect the injury from further damage.
    2. Restoring the normal range of motion.
    3. Recovery of muscle strength and function.
    4. Recovery of the coordination to perform complex movements.

Although rehabilitation may be challenging for patients, orthopedists always advise putting as much effort as possible into it. It is believed that patients’ discipline and determination through rehab define their results and shorten the recovery.