What Can I Do To Help My New Knee Last?

The longevity of prosthetic knees varies from patient to patient. It depends on many factors, including your physical condition, activity level, weight, and the accuracy of the implant placement during surgery. It is useful to keep in mind that prosthetic knee joints are not as strong or durable as a natural, healthy knee joint, and there is no guarantee that your knee replacement will last the rest of your life.


Tips For When You’re At Home

It’s very important that you follow your surgeon’s instructions. Additionally, here are some suggestions that may make life a little easier at home. Please discuss these with your surgeon before you are discharged from the hospital:

  • If you’ll be using a walker or crutches to assist with walking, ask your doctor how much weight you may put on your recovering leg.


Regaining Mobility After Knee Surgery

The following are some ways to help incorporate movement after you’ve had knee replacement surgery. Discuss these techniques with your orthopedist before attempting them. Your physical therapist may modify some of these techniques depending on your particular situation (e.g., age, weight, and procedure). Only do the techniques that are recommended by your surgeon and/or therapist.


Rehab begins quickly

Typically, on the day after your surgery, you’ll get a visit from your physical therapist and begin learning how to use your new knee.

You may be fitted with a “continuous passive motion” machine that will gently straighten and bend your knee. Other exercises that promote blood flow to your legs include ankle pumps and pedaling your feet.


How Soon Can I Get Back To Normal Activities?

In the months following your knee surgery, you’ll most likely be advised to take it easy and modify your positioning to keep pressure off of your knee while it’s healing.

Although exact timing differs by individual, within six weeks after knee replacement surgery, you may be able to walk with a cane.

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