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

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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Weeks

Most patients are walking without walkers or canes in about 2 weeks or less.
Most people will be sore but fully functional at 2-6 weeks post operatively. By 6-8 weeks most patients can return to higher level activity like tennis as long as the swelling has resolved for the most part. Low impact exercise can begin at 2-3 weeks after surgery including bicycle, treadmills, and outside walking.

In brief: Weeks

Most patients are walking without walkers or canes in about 2 weeks or less.
Most people will be sore but fully functional at 2-6 weeks post operatively. By 6-8 weeks most patients can return to higher level activity like tennis as long as the swelling has resolved for the most part. Low impact exercise can begin at 2-3 weeks after surgery including bicycle, treadmills, and outside walking.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Andrew Pearle
Please see my website to further information about return to work after partial knee replacement as well as comparisons between partial knee replacement and total knee replacement http://www.andrewpearle.com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing.html
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