Total Knee Arthroplasty
Post-operative Therapy Guidelines
A total knee arthroplasty surgery is a big undertaking, and full recovery is not obtained until 1-2 years from the procedure. Improvements will be seen week to week, so don't be frustrated if you are not up "running around" in 3 months. Compliance with the therapy regimen is important to decrease the chance of stiffness after surgery and prevent other complications.
Follow-Up Appointment Timeline (After Surgery)
10-14 days - Wound check, range of motion check, give you a copy of your operative note.
6 weeks - Review x-rays.
3 months - Review progress with therapy, range of motion check
6 months - Review x-rays, assess progress
1 Year - Review x-rays
2 Year - If needed