After Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Most patients go home the day after surgery.
You can put your full weight on your knee right away. After surgery, you will be encouraged to do as much as you can for yourself. This includes going to the bathroom or taking walks in the hallways with help.
Most people recover quickly and have much less pain than they did before surgery. People who have a partial knee replacement recover faster than those who have a partial knee replacement.
Many patients are able to walk without a cane or walker within 3 to 4 days after surgery. You will need physical therapy for 15 days.
Most forms of exercise are OK after surgery, including walking, swimming, and biking.
Once you reach your home, a competent physiotherapist will visit you from day 6 to day 15.
- Sutures will be removed at 15 days.
- During this 15 day period the physiotherapist will train you to strengthen your muscles and make you move around your locality with the help of a tripod stick.
- On day 15, sutures will be removed at of your own home.
- Your follow-up visit to Dr. Amyn Rajani will be a month after the surgery.