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How long is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

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

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...Read more


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Use Advil (ibuprofen) for relief. How long is typical time table for pain/recovery of total knee replacement of both knees?

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 more

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What is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

What is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

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. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a knee replacement surgery on an elderly person?

What is the recovery time after a knee replacement surgery on an elderly person?

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 more

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What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

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 more

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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

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How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

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 more

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In terms of recovery time and pain which is better -- a knee reconstruction or a knee replacement?

In terms of recovery time and pain which is better -- a knee reconstruction or a knee replacement?

Reconstruction: As a general, but never 'always' response. See prior answer for details on this. With knee replacement, intense pain may resolve in few days, full pain weeks-months; full recovery time generally 1-6 months. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

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. ...Read more

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