A 62-year-old male asked:
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How long does it normally take to recover and go back to work from a duble knee replacement?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6-12 weeks is normal: A double knee replacement is quite taxing on your body. Some people can go back in 4-6 weeks to a sedentary job. Most people can return in 6-12 weeks but they will be stiff and sore and need to move around a lot and often still feel achy and restless at 6 weeks. Most people are taking pain medication for 3-12 weeks after surgery. As you see this varies greatly from patient to patient.
Answered on Sep 14, 2015
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