What To Expect

Joint replacement takes approximately two to three hours and requires about a three-day hospital stay. Patients are usually admitted on the morning of surgery.

Day of Surgery

Routine care after joint replacement involves wound care, pain management, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Recovery Time

Recovering from joint replacement surgery depends on your general health before the procedure and the type of joint that is being replaced. The goal of recovery is to comfortably return you to the activities of daily living that are important to you. While most knee replacements are successful in relieving pain and/or improving movement, recovery does take time.

By six weeks many patients have resumed their daily activities but individual recoveries will vary. It is important to remember everyone progresses at their own pace.

 

 

 

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