A member asked:

Which is the optimum season to go for total knee replacement?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Christopher Ferguson answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Depends on patient: Work schedules, vacation times, family commitments, etc all factor into the decision of when to have surgery. It depends on the patient and what works best for them.

Answered 4/5/2013


Dr. Roger Palutsis answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Patient preference: There really is no particular :"best" season for having a total joint replacement. In the snow belt, sometimes the snow season for driving back and forth to therapy may be a concern. Other than that, family and work schedules are usually the driving force in deciding on the optimal time of the year to have surgery.

Answered 1/6/2019



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