Total Knee Replacement

DIRECTIONS: After reading the case study starting on page 149 of your textbook, answer the questions below. Make sure to submit your answers on a 

  1. How does the woman in this story describe the pain she experienced?
  2. According to the woman in this story, what are the 3 qualifications that qualify you to recover at home after knee surgery?
  3. What is the woman’s advice to others regarding surgery?

REFLECTION QUESTION: Can you remember a time when you or someone close to you experienced physical pain from an illness or surgery? What was that like? Provide your answer in 1-2 well-written paragraphs.

A 65-year-old patient is 8 days post op after a total knee replacement. Patient suddenly complains of shortness of breath, pleuritic chest pain, and palpitations. On arrival to the emergency department, an EKG revealed new onset atrial fibrillation and right ventricular strain pattern – T wave inversions in the right precordial leads (V1-4) ± the inferior leads (II, III, aVF)

Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis).

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following The cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic processes that result in the patient presenting these symptoms. Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning. How these processes interact to affect the patient.