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What is a pretty good run down on post-op knee replacement?
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Hard work
Usually patients spend 2-3 days in the hospital then transition either home or to a skilled nursing facility.
Full recovery can take up to a year, but most of the recovery is complete by 3 months. Most patients can drive by 6 wks and return to work at 2 months. Aggressive rehab and hard work on the part of the patient is essential for a successful result regardless of the surgeon.

In brief: Hard work
Usually patients spend 2-3 days in the hospital then transition either home or to a skilled nursing facility.
Full recovery can take up to a year, but most of the recovery is complete by 3 months. Most patients can drive by 6 wks and return to work at 2 months. Aggressive rehab and hard work on the part of the patient is essential for a successful result regardless of the surgeon.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Early mobilization
Following knee replacement, early mobilization is the key.
Patients are now ambulating either the day of surgery or the day after. One can put full weight on the operated knee immediately following surgery and usually require the use of a cane or a walker. Focus on range of motion is also important, followed by quadriceps strengthening program. Most patients walk normally in approx 8 weeks.

In brief: Early mobilization
Following knee replacement, early mobilization is the key.
Patients are now ambulating either the day of surgery or the day after. One can put full weight on the operated knee immediately following surgery and usually require the use of a cane or a walker. Focus on range of motion is also important, followed by quadriceps strengthening program. Most patients walk normally in approx 8 weeks.
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
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