How Bad Is Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement Surgery?


4 Answers

Michael Regenauer Profile
Training starts on the 2ND day after operation and can be painful at first. Taking the pain pills
they give you helps get you through it especially if it is a total knee replacement. After about
6-8 weeks you will be glad you did it . If you need both knees replaced do them both at once
jackie Profile
jackie answered
This really depends on how major you surgery is
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
I'm having total knee replacement on my right knee and I've heard a couple of horror stories about physical therapy afterwards. I know it will hurt but is it really that bad?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

After 6 weeks of post P/T 2x a week at home...up to 94 degrees...How long should I have to go to outpatient for which will probably start in 3 weeks?

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Depends on the person.  If you are a couch potato before the surgery, your going to be a couch potato after the surgery and the rehab will be more difficult.  The stronger you are going into surgery, the easier rehab will be.

Answer Question