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Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner

Knee Replacement Patients May Be Able to Hit the Shower Sooner - Health Council

“Researchers found no differences in bacterial swabs from those who waited two weeks to shower compared with those allowed to shower after about two days.”

“The study, led by Dr. Harold Rees, an orthopaedic surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., followed 32 patients. Half were randomly assigned to shower after two weeks. The other half could shower as soon as their surgical dressing was removed — typically two days after surgery. None of the patients developed a post-operative infection, the study found. And, unsurprisingly, patients permitted to shower sooner were much happier than those who couldn’t, the study authors said.”

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