Waitematā DHB Physiotherapy - Inpatients
Public Service, Allied Health
Elective orthopaedic surgery is any planned surgery on your bones or joints. The most common elective surgeries completed at Waitematā DHB are Total Hip Joint Replacements (THJR) and Total Knee Joint Replacements (TKJR). In addition, surgery on other joints such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle is completed. Please see the Orthopaedic Services page for further information.
Following your surgery, a physiotherapist will see you to get you moving and to ensure your safety in doing so. This may involve education, exercise programmes, progressing the distances you are walking, and ensuring that you are managing basic daily activities prior to discharge.
At the end of your time in hospital, if you require ongoing physiotherapy input, your physiotherapist will discuss this with you and refer accordingly.