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My mom needs a knee replacement surgery. Condition grade iv, the other grade 3. Doing one knee first. How long is the average time for full recovery?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Varies

It varies quite a bit from patient to patient, but most patients who have a knee replacement are doing real well by 8-12 weeks.
Thank you for the question.

In brief: Varies

It varies quite a bit from patient to patient, but most patients who have a knee replacement are doing real well by 8-12 weeks.
Thank you for the question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aprox. 3 months

Most knee replacement patients are up and walking in physical therapy the day after the surgery.
The skim heals in about 10-14 days. The underlying tissue (capsule and ligaments etc.) take about 6 weeks to heal. Regaining full muscle strength with physical therapy usually take 2-4 months. The majority of the heaking has been acheived by that time, with minor improves taking up to a full year.

In brief: Aprox. 3 months

Most knee replacement patients are up and walking in physical therapy the day after the surgery.
The skim heals in about 10-14 days. The underlying tissue (capsule and ligaments etc.) take about 6 weeks to heal. Regaining full muscle strength with physical therapy usually take 2-4 months. The majority of the heaking has been acheived by that time, with minor improves taking up to a full year.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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