Where should I be 12 weeks after knee surgery?

At 12 weeks after knee replacement, most patients start to feel is that they can actually do this. They’re returning to activities they enjoyed. They may have already played a couple rounds of golf. They may have gone on a really nice hike. They might be swimming and enjoying activities with their children. At 12 weeks, most patients have returned to work and are really doing well if not better than prior to their surgery. The need for pain medication here is very rare; most patients have stopped all their medication or have returned to over-the-counter medication such as Ibuprofen, Tylenol, or Aleve if it’s certainly safe for you. At 12 weeks of surgery, I will see you back and hopefully that’ll be our last visit for a year because I think you’re doing pretty great. Congratulations, you made it to 12 weeks after surgery and start enjoying your new knee.


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