Craig McAllister, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
(425) 823-4000
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SwiftLine Rehabilitation after Joint Replacement

The Role of Patient-Specific Preoperative Education

The SwiftLine Method for rehabilitation is a comprehensive, integrated program focused on early mobilization after joint replacement surgery. The program combines preoperative education and preparation with a preoperative exercise program.


Patient Education

It is important for patients who undergo joint replacement to realistic preoperative expectations of recovery, including those for pain and function. The SwiftLine Rehabilitation Method focuses on a patient-specific approach to educate patients and their families. This approach provides information on what will happen to throughout the whole process, including the surgery, the hospital stay, and the return to daily life. These sessions focus on preoperative rehab and exercise, the role of the family, necessary equipment, home modifications, pain management, and other details. This approach improves the entire experience and overall outcomes after joint replacement.

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