I am a physical therapist and although I have not had a knee replacement I have treated many patients that have. There are a variety of factors that influence how well someone does with a knee replacment: if you have a total vs. partial replacement, the amount of post operative swelling, how much stiffness and weakness you have prior to surgery, and how well you do with the physical therapy after surgery.
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I have another question. I had knee replacement surgery (left knee). Six days later my femur broke so the knee had to be replaced again and titanium rods were put in my upper and lower femur. Ten days later I fell and broke my right wrist. This was three and a half months ago. I wonder if anyone else has had an experience close to this, and will the pain ever stop?
The recovery time after a knee replacement is about six months..It usually depends from person to person..Doing proper physiotherapy for 2 months is important..The pain is temporary, and decreases as the recovery progresses..