Question by  worker5643 (40)

How long does it take to recover from knee surgery?

I'd like to recover as soon as possible.


Answer by  AnnWalkerKennedy (175)

If you have arthroscopic surgery, you will probably be driving in a couple of weeks, and resuming most of your normal activities in about 6 weeks. If you have traditional surgery, recovery will take a much longer time, perhaps up to four to six months before you are walking normally.


Answer by  rightlight (1053)

Well it depends on what type of surgery you got. Generally, an arthroscopic surgery takes 6-8 weeks, an arthroplasty takes 3 weeks (with extended care), a knee replacement takes 1-year.


Answer by  Casper (59)

Well it depends by how hard is the surgery. It could take from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. By as i sayed it depends by the surgery's difficult


Answer by  ann13820 (14)

Yes, the type of surgery matters, but the recovery is up to you. Ask your doctor to prescribe the most rigorous physical therapy possible for your situation and push yourself to the limits if you want to recover as soon as possible. Speaking from current experience with crushed tibial plateau.

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