Myths & Facts Total Knee Replacement
Too Old ?
Knee replacement is safe and successful at any age. With modern & regional anesthesia, infection fighters, and the skill of experienced joint surgery specialists, you don’t “have to live with the pain.”
Too Young ?
Today’s super-metals make artificial joints last longer than ever before. When performed properly, knee replacement can be expected to last 15-20 years. When the first knee replacement wears out, another new one can be put in. It’s much like re-treading a tire or recapping a tooth.
Too Overweight ?
For people with knee arthritis, it’s almost impossible to lose weight when even simple walking is too painful. In fact, it’s much easier to exercise and lose weight when knees are pain-free after a knee replacement.
Too Long To Recover ?
Patients are usually allowed to walk within 1-2 days after surgery. Discharge from the hospital is around the 4-5 post-operative day. Healing and recovery after knee replacement is generally complete in 4-6 weeks.
Restricted Range of motion ?
With the new generation designs, patients can even sit cross-legged following TKR (Though floor sitting is not advisable !)