Recovery and Rehabilitation

Typically, patients stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of recovery. In general, most…

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Types of Knee Surgery, Process, and Precautions

Types of Knee Surgery Traditional Total Knee Replacement One of the most common types of knee surgery and types of knee replacement is the traditional total knee replacement. Traditional total knee replacement involves a 7 to 10-inch incision, a hospital stay of 3 to 5 days, and a recovery period typically lasting from 1 to…

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Top Reasons for Knee Replacement Surgery

Reasons for Joint Replacement Total knee replacement surgery is growing in popularity and efficacy. It was first performed in 1968, while modern techniques began in earnest in the 1970s. In the last few decades, major improvements in surgical materials and techniques have greatly increased its efficacy. Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty,…

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