Treatments – Pre and post orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Pre & Post-Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery may become necessary where there is injury to or disease in the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or discs.

Here are some examples when orthopaedic surgery may be necessary:

  • Complicated bone fractures
  • Sports or trauma related repairs:
    • Musculotendinous ruptures: e.g. Ruptured Achilles tendon
    • Ruptured anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments of the knee
    • Torn cartilage/meniscus of the knee
    • Torn labrum of the hip or shoulder joint socket
    • Shoulder rotator cuff repair surgery
  • Back surgeries:
    • Ruptured or ‘slipped’ disc
    • Vertebral fusion
  • Joint replacement surgeries (see also Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis information):
    • Total hip replacement
    • Total knee replacement
    • Hip/Knee arthroplasty
    • Shoulder replacement


Here at West Limerick Physiotherapy Clinic, we can help to treat your condition before and after your orthopaedic surgery.

Before the surgery, treatment will aim to decrease pain and other negative symptoms associated with your condition, as well as helping to maintain strength around the affected area where possible, which may help to improve the outcome of the surgery.

Following your surgery, we will guide your rehabilitation, according to your abilities and expectations. We will liaise with the other medical professionals involved in your care to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach

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