Why Knee Replacement Surgery Is So Important

Recovery After Knee Surgery

Your surgery should take a couple of hours. You may be asked to sit in a chair the same day. Physical therapy consisting of simple leg lifts or ankle rotations begins within 24 hours. Your physical therapist will help you recover mobility and strength and have you walking in a day or so. Your occupational therapist will assure that you can perform daily tasks, such as washing and dressing, before you are released. You may need help around the house until you are fully restored. With proper healing and physical therapy, you will be walking with a cane or walker for a few weeks, and can expect a full recovery in four to six weeks.