What Can I Expect after a Knee Surgery?
In the long run, having a knee surgery at Joint Replacement Center by Ortomedica will almost certainly have a dramatically positive outcome. In the vast majority of cases, patients experience much less – and often no more – knee pain. And that means greatly improved mobility and a much better quality of life for you.
Most patients are able to leave the hospital within 1-5 days after the surgery, depending on a long list of factors. Having a good plan for your rehabilitation and recovery is a vital key to shortening both your time in the hospital and in recovery afterwards. But don’t worry, our professional staff will help you in that regard.
It is strongly advised to have some at-home preparations made before the surgery to help you through the days immediately following your discharge. Some suggestions include installing handrails and a non-slip chair in your shower, removing loose rugs and tripping hazards around your house, and making arrangements to sleep downstairs until you’ve recovered.
With the help of Terapias Elite, our physical therapy and nutrition department, you can expect to be back on your feet in the shortest possible time. Generally, you should be able to resume most of your usual activities within about 6 weeks, although this will vary by patient.
By 3 months after the procedure, the majority of patients are 90% recovered, and are nearly back to their normal routines. It may take as much as six more months to reach that last 10% of your recovery.