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

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Both

While a knee replacement is often quite painful, this usually resolves over 6-12 weeks and one can return to normal activities.
A 'reconstruction' can mean many things, but typically waiting for tissues to heal takes much longer before full recovery is achieved.

In brief: Both

While a knee replacement is often quite painful, this usually resolves over 6-12 weeks and one can return to normal activities.
A 'reconstruction' can mean many things, but typically waiting for tissues to heal takes much longer before full recovery is achieved.
Dr. Scott Hacker
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