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How much weight can you put on a leg after major knee surgery?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: It depends.

This depends how long after the surgery this is being done, and how well you've healed.
Usually after knee surgery the knee is flexed and extended to get back range of motion. Then if ambulation is attempted, it is first done with crutches, so weight is gradually introduced. So it would be best to put little weight on it to start, then more until no crutches are needed, then try slowly to walk.

In brief: It depends.

This depends how long after the surgery this is being done, and how well you've healed.
Usually after knee surgery the knee is flexed and extended to get back range of motion. Then if ambulation is attempted, it is first done with crutches, so weight is gradually introduced. So it would be best to put little weight on it to start, then more until no crutches are needed, then try slowly to walk.
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