Dr. Tarun BhargavaKnee and Hip Replacement
Dr. Bhargava was raised in Wichita, KS. He attended the University of Kansas where he graduated with honors. He then attended medical school at the University of Kansas—Kansas.
Dr. Bhargava did his residency at the University of Kansas Wichita. He completed his education with an advanced year of training in knee and hip replacement at Johns Hopkins under the tutelage of Dr. David Hungerford, one of the fathers of total joint replacement, as well as Dr. Marc Hungerford and Dr. Harpal Khanuja. Dr. Bhargava practices out of MAO's East Wichita and West Wichita locations.
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Interview with Dr. Tarun Bhargava
Dr. Bhargava trained on the MIS Anterior Hip at John’s Hopkins and brought that to ICT in 2008. He has performed over 1,000 procedures since that time. In addition, he travels throughout the United States teaching the Anterior Hip approach to other Orthopedic surgeons.
Care for Hips and Knees
Dr. Bhargava Post-Operative Knee Brace Instructions
You have been issued a knee brace at your pre-operative knee surgery visit with Dr. Bhargava. When you wake up from surgery you will have the knee brace on your operative leg. You will keep this brace on for the entire night immediately following surgery. The brace may be removed the next morning. The brace will be re-applied just prior to your 1st Physical Therapy session on post-op day 1. This is done in an effort to provide you will more stability. Leg weakness and instability are common side effects from the nerve block you will receive that helps with post-operative pain. You will then need to wear the brace only at night starting on post-op day 2. This is done in an effort to help you get your leg fully straight. It is recommended that you continue to wear your brace at night for the 1st week following surgery. If the brace is uncomfortable, or prevents you from sleeping you may stop wearing it at any time. You will likely be done wearing the brace by 1 week following surgery. However, if you are having trouble getting your leg fully straight during your Physical Therapy Rehabilitation regimen, you may start wearing the brace again at night. This will help you gain full extension.
Dr. Bhargava Post-Operative Support Stocking Instructions
You have been issued a pair of Support Stockings at your pre-operative surgery visit with Dr. Bhargava. You do not need to bring the stockings with you to the hospital on the day of surgery. You may apply the stockings to both legs when you get home from the hospital. The stockings are worn to help decrease swelling, as well as for blood clot prevention. It is recommended that you wear the stockings as much as tolerated for 6 weeks following surgery. You may take them off for bathing/ showering and also to wash the stockings. If the stockings become too uncomfortable, or cause any skin breakdown you should stop wearing them.