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Knee Replacement - What happens after surgery?
What Happens After Knee Replacement Surgery?
Knee replacement surgeries usually require an in-hospital stay of several days. Even while in the hospital, the patient usually begins physical therapy exercises to begin regaining range of motion in the knee. Physical therapy will continue at home. Pain medication also will be administered to keep the patient comfortable.
The incision will have stitches or staples that will be removed after a few weeks.
Arthritis and Joint Replacement ServiceOur specialists diagnose and treat arthritis disorders of the hip, knee, and shoulder, with special expertise in minimally-invasive procedures.
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