Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

What is the recovery expectation with knee procedures?

In order to experience an effective recovery, it’s important that the patient follow his or her doctor’s instructions carefully, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). An average return to normal activity usually occurs in about a month, states the NIH.

In more complex procedures like ligament reconstruction, athletes and players may see a return to play in six months, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsOff Site Icon (AAOS). In all cases, one of the goals of surgery is to rebuild strength as part of an effort to prevent further injury or damage.

To learn more about recovery from knee surgery, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health