On the day after the surgery, exercises are begun. These exercises help in improving body circulation and the circulation of the operated limb. This helps in reducing the swelling and prepares you for early walking.
The exercises also help in reducing the incidence of calf clots (deep vein thrombosis) and lung complications (pulmonary embolism) secondary to calf clots.
Today the nursing staff will help you turn on your side. You may turn on either side. That is, if you wish, you may lie on the operated side as well. While turning on the side it is important to keep the legs spread apart with pillows in between the legs. Keeping the hip and the knee straight.
Onwards, if you have adequate balance, you may be allowed to walk and sit on the chair.
Sujata, Ground Floor, S.V. Road, Opp Siddharth Hotel, Bandra (west), Mumbai - 400 050 India.