A member asked:

What can we expect as far as recovery after total knee replacement?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Roger Palutsis answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

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.

Answered 1/19/2014


Dr. John Dearborn answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

3 months: It takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery when walking and 3 months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement.

Answered 12/9/2013



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