knee replacement recovery

Everything You Need to Know About Knee Replacement Recovery

A knee replacement is a major surgical procedure.  To achieve the outcome you desire requires a skilled surgeon and a commitment from all parties to follow the recovery plan. At Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, we work to educate all of our patients to ensure the best possible outcomes from their treatment. When it comes to knee replacement recovery, your care team will provide an individualized treatment plan designed specifically for you to follow.

The recovery process from any joint replacement surgery varies based on a number of factors. The actual procedure performed, your pre-surgery activity level, any co-morbidities you have and your age, can all impact the speed of your recovery.  Generally most people can expect to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms and function within about 12 weeks after the procedure, if they do a great job of following their individualized recovery plan.

In the aftermath of your knee replacement, taking care of your body is essential. Your care team will provide you with a post-operative plan in order to achieve the best results from treatment. This treatment plan may include activities like exercise, mobility work, and physical therapy. If you live a sedentary lifestyle and don’t follow your treatment plan, you may not achieve optimal results. 

Additionally, patients can improve their recovery results by taking medications, as prescribed, and getting adequate amounts of rest. It’s also expected that patients use assistive devices such as a walker, crutches, or cane initially post-operatively.  This helps to reduce the stress on the new joint and aids in balance and overall safety. Keeping your incision clean and dry, along with following scar care tips will aid in ensuring your knee recovery is optimized as well.

If you have any questions about specific treatments or your individual recovery process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your care team.

Have Questions About Knee Replacement Recovery? Contact Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance Today!

At Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, we’re dedicated to creating a superior patient experience for all. Whether you’re considering a knee, hip, or other joint replacement, our team will work with you to ensure the best possible outcomes. 

Scheduling an appointment with one of our providers allows us to find the best treatment option for your needs. Using the highest quality technology, we can pinpoint the exact underlying issue causing your joint pain or discomfort.

For a thorough evaluation, call us at (913) 319-7600 or schedule an appointment today.