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How Long Is The Recovery Time After A Knee Replacement
8-12 weeks: It depend on the patient general condition but this the average time. ...Read more
My mom needs a knee replacement surgery. Condition grade iv, the other grade 3. Doing one knee first. How long is the average time for full recovery?
Use Advil (ibuprofen) for relief. How long is typical time table for pain/recovery of total knee replacement of both knees?
3 months: The recovery time for bilateral replacement is the same as for a single knee. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total knee replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your knee, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. Some "elderly" patients are still very healthy and recovery quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Total knee recovery: Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt. However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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