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What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: 3 months

Most patients can perform most activities 6 weeks after the surgery and feel almost normal at 3 months after the surgery.
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: 3 months

Most patients can perform most activities 6 weeks after the surgery and feel almost normal at 3 months after the surgery.
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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Dr. Susan Jolly
Depending upon your pre-op conditioning, it may take longer to recover to "normal". Any statement of "average recovery" includes the presumption that the patient will work hard and cooperate in their rehab. Without rehab, your knee may never be fully functional.
Dr. Jc Alvarez
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Tka recovery

4-6 weeks on average to walk without assistive devices.
Feeling pretty good by 3months and as good as you will be by 1 year.

In brief: Tka recovery

4-6 weeks on average to walk without assistive devices.
Feeling pretty good by 3months and as good as you will be by 1 year.
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