Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:
How long for recovery knee replacement?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickersonanswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Weeks: Most people recover from a knee replacement in 3 to 6 weeks. Typically, driving and daily activities are normal. It can take up to 4 to 6 months to get back normal knee strength.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalskianswered
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
TKA recovery time: Usually 2 or so days in hospital. 6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to form and adjust in relation to the new lines of stress.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Tepperanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Hopefully quick: Partial knee replacements tend to progress at a much faster rate than a total. Often times, within one-two weeks, you should be getting around quite well without much pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What can we expect as far as recovery after total knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roger Palutsisanswered
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
Research: The orthopaedic community continues to improve outcomes through a variety of avenues. It is necessary to speak to your surgeon directly. After surgery, most people spend 3-4 days in the hospital, and then go home or to an extended rehab stay. Therapy is typically 8-12 weeks. Weight bearing is started immediately, with a rapid transition from a walker to a cane to independant activity.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew DeGruccioanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
1-2 months: Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldmananswered
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 31 years experience
3 months: Most patients can perform most activities 6 weeks after the surgery and feel almost normal at 3 months after the surgery. Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery.
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Dr. Susan Jolly commented
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 39 years experience
Depending upon your pre-op conditioning, it may take longer to recover to "normal". Any statement of "average recovery" includes the presumption that the patient will work hard and cooperate in their rehab. Without rehab, your knee may never be fully functional.
Apr 10, 2012
Last updated Feb 28, 2020
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