Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material.
Joint replacement recovery times vary because every patient reacts differently to surgical intervention. The individual’s genetics, their overall health, and the complexity of the procedure all influence how quickly the patient will be back to normal (or better) after a knee or hip replacement. By understanding what affects recovery times, you can develop a better understanding of what time investment is anticipated for a successful knee or hip joint replacement.
The majority of people who undergo total hip replacement are able to participate in a lot of their daily activities by six weeks. By three months, most people have regained much of the endurance and strength lost before or around surgery and can participate in daily activities without restriction.
For a knee replacement, it can take up to three months for you to return to most activities, and likely six months to one year to fully recover maximum strength and endurance. This depends on your condition before surgery, additional medical problems, and your commitment!
Dr. Gaurav Bhargava is known to be the best total knee replacement surgeon in Kanpur. He has performed quite a lot of surgeries with some perfect results for his patients.
You may need surgery if:
• Your knees are stiff and swollen.
• There is pain throughout the day, even at rest.
• Walking, getting up or climbing stairs is difficult and painful.
• Medication and therapy do not offer enough relief.
• Knee cartilage is so damaged and worn away that you are walking “bone on bone,” in which the bones of the joint are scraping together.