The recovery process after knee replacement surgery takes time, but there have been tremendous advancements in the management of pain after surgery that make the process go much more smoothly. Before, during and directly after your surgery, our team provides patients with nerve blocks, spinal anesthesia, non-steroidal medications and other medications depending on the individual patient’s needs.
Most patients will go home one night after a partial knee replacement and two nights after a total knee replacement. Once a patient is recovering at home, our team recommends home physical therapy three times a week for 2-3 weeks, followed by outpatient physical therapy twice a week for 2-3 months. Many patients will use a walker for 1-2 weeks and often walk with the assistance of a cane for another 4-6 weeks. Once a patient is able to walk safely and comfortably without a cane or walker, it is safe to operate motor vehicles.
If you think you or someone you know may require a partial or total knee replacement, contact G2 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today. If you’ve already spoken with a surgeon and are looking for a second opinion, we can help. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 804-678-9000 to get started.