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Therapy Care

Patients receiving a same-day total knee replacement at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital will receive both physical and occupational therapy before being discharged from the hospital.

Physical Therapy will address:
  • functional mobility needs, including bed mobility, standing up, walking, and stair performance.
  • a home exercise program to continue working towards increased strength and ROM.
Occupational Therapy will address:
  • self-care needs, including dressing, grooming, bathing, and toileting tasks.
Our therapy care team will make recommendations for any needed equipment and work with case management to secure these items prior to discharge. Safety is the goal through the entire process. Your care will adapt to your needs as you recover from your procedure.

Two separate therapy sessions will provided to same-day total knee replacement patients to ensure comfort and safety. Although these assessments and therapy sessions may seem quick, evidence supports the safety of early discharge after total joint replacement, including decreasing complications and encouraging faster return to function.