Dr. Benjamin Epstein Explains Knee Surgery Recovery Time and Rehabilitation


– Regardless of the procedure being done, partial or total knee, the hospitalization is usually one to three days,
more for the total knee. You still have to worry about blood loss in many of these patients and
you do have the possibility of a blood transfusion
for these surgeries. However, the patients
are fully weight-bearing, use a walker. Many patients go to a
rehab center afterwards. Some can go home if they
have enough family support. The recovery is four to six weeks to get your strength and power back, around three to four months
to be fully functional to get back to work. But, in most cases, a
full year is required before you actually feel, quote, normal.

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