Post-Surgery Recovery

Managing Your Concerns about Surgery

Before and after surgery

Ian Lowther – a physiotherapist who had joint replacement surgery – explains the benefits of surgery.

Fear and reality

Will you be immobile after joint replacement surgery? Joint replacement patient Alison Trpevski explains the fear vs the reality.

The First Few Days

The days following your operation

Dr Dan Fick explains what you can expect in hospital after you’ve had joint replacement surgery.

Bruising and swelling

Dr Dan Fick explains why bruising and swelling are normal after orthopaedic surgery – and outlines what you can do to reduce the risk.

Going home

Dr Dan Fick explains that preparing for your discharge from hospital after joint surgery starts before you even go in to hospital.


Your first couple of weeks after surgery

Dr Dan Fick outlines what’s normal after surgery – and explains what you can do to help yourself.

My first few weeks of rehab

Paul Masters explains what it’s really like to recover from bilateral joint replacement surgery.

Rehab is so important

Alison Trpevski explains how an exercise physiologist helped her before and after joint replacement surgery.

Rehabilitation: every little helps

Ian Lowther, a physiotherapist who had joint replacement surgery, explains how to manage your rehabilitation program, even if you don’t feel like it.

Activity after surgery

Alison Trpevski explains what she did to gradually increase her daily activity after joint replacement surgery.

Your recovery process

Dr Dan Fick explains what you can expect in the days and weeks after joint replacement surgery.

When you have a bad day

Ian Lowther explains how he coped when he didn’t feel like exercising after his joint replacement surgery.

Ask for help

Dr Dan Fick explains the role of your carers as you navigate your recovery after joint replacement surgery.

Every question is important to us

Dr Dan Fick says you should never hesitate to ask the team any questions you may have, either before your joint replacement surgery or during your recovery.

Dan says:

“Having surgery can feel daunting, but we’re here to guide you through every step of the process. And the improvement in your quality of life will make it all worthwhile.”

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Our team will guide you through every stage of your orthopaedic surgery journey.

Find out how to set yourself up for success before, during and after your joint surgery.

If joint pain is impacting your life, please get in touch with Dr Dan Fick and the team.