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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
2 doctors agree

In brief: Up to 3 months

Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement.
The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be.

In brief: Up to 3 months

Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement.
The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6 weeks

Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery.

In brief: 6 weeks

Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery.
Dr. Barry Waldman
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