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How do I know if I’m ready for a knee replacement?

When arthritis begins to effect how you perform your daily activities or limit your participation in fulfilling activites then joint replacement is a good option.

How long will I be in the hospital?

Most patients will go home the day of surgery once they meet physical therapy milestones. Some patients require some extra monitoring overnight. You will only go home from the hospital when you are determined to be safe by the staff.

What is the recovery time?

You may require crutches or a walker in the first couple of weeks. Eventually you will transition to using a cane for support. Within the first few months, most people are free of assistive devices. Some people heal faster and some heal slower but most fall within this timeline.

When can I return to work?

This is highly dependent on your work. Someone who works from home may be able to return within days to a week of surgery; whereas, patients with more demanding and physical jobs may require up to 3 months to return.

What restrictions are there after my surgery?

Within the first 6 weeks you should refrain from demanding activities while the tissues are healing. Long term, most activities are allowed except for high impact activites which may result in implant failure (football, rugby).

How long will my knee replacement last?

At 20 years after knee replacement, 80-90% are still functioning without need for revision.

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