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A 33-year-old member asked:

When after bilateral tkr should there be significant pain/discomfort?

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Dr. Pedro Tort-Saade
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
About 1 month: Pain can be very intense in some people and very shallow in others. But most of the patients will have significant pai the first 2 weeks post-op. If there is no complications after surgery pain will start to decrease after about 1 month after surgery.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long after bilateral tkr should there be significant pain/discomfort?

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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Hopefully at the age of 32 this is not about you. Knee surgery is more painful than other joint replacements, and usually requires a hospital stay of 3-4 days mostly for pain control. Pts are walking immediately but do take pain pills for the first 6 wks. Two at one time is difficult, and is only indicated for certain individuals and special needs.

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