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How long does pain last after knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Post TKA pain

The most severe pain is in the first 48 hrs.
It should gradually start lessening after that. It depends upon how much deformity is there pre-op. Also pain is a subjective measure. Usually minimal pain by a month.

In brief: Post TKA pain

The most severe pain is in the first 48 hrs.
It should gradually start lessening after that. It depends upon how much deformity is there pre-op. Also pain is a subjective measure. Usually minimal pain by a month.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: It may not be gone

Some are fortunate to have the surgery and shortly there after once the wounds healed, they have no pain at all.
Many will have great improvement of pain, but never completely resolved after the replacement surgery. It is a big surgical procedure with significant risks/benefits, so do your research and discuss with doc thoroughly. Good luck to you.

In brief: It may not be gone

Some are fortunate to have the surgery and shortly there after once the wounds healed, they have no pain at all.
Many will have great improvement of pain, but never completely resolved after the replacement surgery. It is a big surgical procedure with significant risks/benefits, so do your research and discuss with doc thoroughly. Good luck to you.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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