Since your elderly clients may have issues that could prove to be complications to any surgery, including TKR (total knee replacement) surgery, it is best you check into things before any type of progression could occur. Take for example those clients that have previously been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes. These individuals have a higher risk of complication and mortality rates due to their altered immune system.
If your client has an infection in their body prior to TKR, it may not be recommended that they go through with the surgery. As an example, if your client has any type of infection in their mouth, kidneys or prostrate, the infection can potentially travel to the knee – even months or years after the infection has cleared up in those particular areas of the body.
It is crucial to communicate any infection or if your client has had or plans to have other medical procedures within a few months of the TKR. For if they have or will have, it could add to the risk.
By communicating everything possible about your client to their healthcare professionals, you are displaying the fact that With Age Comes Respect. And people everywhere want to know just that about you. It can help gain business and keep it for years to come!