How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Knee Replacement?


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It takes different amounts of time for different people. Depends on if the person is overweight, age, activeness. With rehad and doing everything a doc say to do I would say 2 months. I hope that helps.
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I've heard all different answers to this question. I had one woman tell me one year from day of surgery to day she felt no pain and was not limited.

I'd anticipate after surgery to be in the hospital between 3-7 days. Depending on how you are doing you may go home with physical therapy or you may go to rehab. Rehab is key in how you progress. It's one of the toughest rehabs ... They say prior to going in for surgery to focus on the pain you feel most with your knee. Focus on that, and the fact you'll be getting rid of it to get you through the temporary pain of surgery/rehab.

The nurse that taught class we attended about the procedure went through 2 knee replacements. She tells everyone that you'll be off pain meds by a month time and moving to extra strength tylenol for the pain. Her experience was on the 21st day post-surgery she took her last vicodin and from that point on she was able to control pain with extra strength tylenol.

My Mom just had surgery yesterday so I don't have any personal experience with it.

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