Am I too young for knee replacement?
Older age is not a strict criterion for knee
replaccement. Incapacitating pain, limited function, and poor quality
of life due to degeneration of the joint from arthritis are the indications
for knee replacment.
How long do knee replacements last?
Modern knee replacements have a 90-95% survival rate at 15 years.
How long does it take to recover
from knee replacment surgery?
The hospital stay is 3-5 days. Walking usually
begins the first day after surgery. A walker or crutches are used for
6-8 weeks, and full recovery takes 4-6 months. Pain relief is usually
noticed within 3 weeks during walking.
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