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A female asked:

When will i be able to walk after knee replacement? how soon after knee replacement surgery will i be able to walk on my own?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Fairly quickly: Most knee replacement patients start physical therapy within a couple of days after sugery. You should be fully recovered by 2-3 months post-op.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
6 weeks: All depend of the surgeon protocol and what kind of total knee was done.In general you should be able to start walkink with a walker 2d day after surgery with partial wb.You could be walking on your own probably after 4 to 6 weeks.

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Will i be able to walk or do activity after knee replacement?

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Probably: The goal is to increase ambulation.
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Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Yes much better: Total knee replacement is made to reduce pain and improve function. Patients walk much better after recovering from a total knee than they did before total knee surgery. Most walk close to normal or normal once they have fully recovered.
Last updated Aug 19, 2016


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