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How long does it take to recover from having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement tkr?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Scope vs TKA
Depends what's done with scope: 4-6 weeks in general, longer for an acl.
Tka: 6-12 weeks in general.

In brief: Scope vs TKA
Depends what's done with scope: 4-6 weeks in general, longer for an acl.
Tka: 6-12 weeks in general.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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