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What is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: TKA recovery time

Usually 2 or so days in hospital.
6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to form and adjust in relation to the new lines of stress.

In brief: TKA recovery time

Usually 2 or so days in hospital.
6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to form and adjust in relation to the new lines of stress.
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: 3+ Months

Recovery can take up to 1 year, but most of it is over the first 3 months.
Typical time back to work is 2 months. Typical time back to driving is 6 weeks. Age and physical fitness can influence this.

In brief: 3+ Months

Recovery can take up to 1 year, but most of it is over the first 3 months.
Typical time back to work is 2 months. Typical time back to driving is 6 weeks. Age and physical fitness can influence this.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 3 to 6 months

Recovery can mean different things.
My patients are home in 2 days, up walking right away, working hard on range of motion for 6-12 weeks, and back to work, depending on the job, in 4-12 weeks. Complete, full recovery (i-forgot-i-had-surgery recovery) takes longer - 6 to 12 months !

In brief: 3 to 6 months

Recovery can mean different things.
My patients are home in 2 days, up walking right away, working hard on range of motion for 6-12 weeks, and back to work, depending on the job, in 4-12 weeks. Complete, full recovery (i-forgot-i-had-surgery recovery) takes longer - 6 to 12 months !
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