What Happens After Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Total Knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help you resume normal activities. Thousands of Knee replacement surgeries are done every year to alleviate the knee problems. Depending on the patient’s knee conditions, specialists are operating a total knee replacement to help the patients gain mobility and gain freedom in working daily activities.

Post-surgery period is a crucial one and helps the patients recuperate from the surgical process and undergo rest. Post-surgery period charts the recovery process as the patients slowly achieves the mobility in knees and freedom from pain. Avoiding activities that place excessive stress on your “new” knee, such as participating in high-impact sports like jogging.

Total Knee Replacement Discharge Instructions:

Hospital stay for a knee replacement surgery is 1 day to 5 days. Surgeons ascertain the conditions of the patients before releasing him for home. Some key activities evaluated before allowing the patients to be discharged:

  • No aid required in moving in and out of the bed or going to washroom.
  • Zero to negligible pain in the knee.
  • Being able to eat, drink, and use the bathroom.
  • Walking with an assist like a cane and walk down stairs without much discomfort.

When the patient feels uncomfortable or has issues with mobility, patients is often requested to stay in hospital till proper care. Proper rehabilitation scheme is devised to help the patients in the post-surgery timeline. Complications arising out of surgery is rare and often addressed quickly by the doctors.  Blood clot infection is the most dangerous complications and doctors address it with ease upon diagnosing it.

Recovery at Home:

Home comforts is the next and important step to give legs up to the rehabilitation and recovery of the body after surgery. Preparing the home to suit your needs and requirements while facilitating the pain free movement of the body.

  • A walker or cane can help ensure that a person does not fall and damage the new knee.
  • Try to get rid of the household items that might cause an abrupt fall while walking like rugs, electric wires.
  • Getting a comfortable chair allowing extensive rest for the knees while sitting.
  • Install a shower chair, gripping bar, and raised toilet seat in the bathroom.


Knee replacement recovery is all about guiding the recovering patient to a good and healthy life after a successful surgery. Once home, patient must be active but be cautious in attempting heavy work and activities.

Following activities are judged to be done carefully by leading Knee replacement doctors like Dr Chirag Patel

  • Driving
  • Sleeping positions
  • Work Routine
  • General daily exercise
  • Sports

Knee replacement surgery instilled a sense of freedom back in the people suffering from pain. Lack of mobility hinders people in their day to day activities and knee replacement surgery overcomes it.

Get an appointment for the best treatment that can be provided to you. Dr Chirag Patel is available for consultation at Sunshine Global Hospital Surat,Contact +917574887777.