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How Long Does It Take To Recover After Knee Replacement
How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement?
Average : Average patient will use walker or crutches 4-6 weeks then transition to cane or no assistive devices. By 6 weeks, most patients are happy with their progress and pain relief but aren't quite up to normal walking speed. At three months, most patients should be walking normally. Improvement will continue for 1-2 years depending on level of pre-surgery disability. Patients can enhance recovery and overall benefits with exercises as prescribed by your physician and/or physical therapist. Of course, it also depends on the patient's overall health and motivation. ...Read more
Varies by patient : Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. There are many variables that will influence the length of your recovery, including the shape our knee is in before surgery, how stiff your knee is and the amount of therapy and exercise you do. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scope:1-4, tkr-4-16w: And needs to be done by physical therapy experts in this area, either in an inpatient setting (if there are 'co-morbidities'--other significant medical probs defined by insurance company), subacute rehab centers, or intense outpatient therapy. Whichever setting, it should start quickly after surgery, be done 2-3 times a day, and always be under direct or indirect guidance of a rehab department. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take to recover from a partial knee replacement surgery? What will healing be like? Will i be able to maintain an active lifestyle?
4-6 weeks: Why is a 23 yo asking the question? Recovery is faster than totals. But, it is still dependent on proper technique. In general, the procedure is for patients with isolated one compartment arthritis. Recovery is relatively short, and you can slowly resume all activities. Still, running, and heavy stress on the knee should be tempered to try to prolong the life of the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-12 weeks is normal: A double knee replacement is quite taxing on your body. Some people can go back in 4-6 weeks to a sedentary job. Most people can return in 6-12 weeks but they will be stiff and sore and need to move around a lot and often still feel achy and restless at 6 weeks. Most people are taking pain medication for 3-12 weeks after surgery. As you see this varies greatly from patient to patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement?
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