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How long does it take for a partial knee replacement to heal?

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Posted on Thu, 7 Nov 2013
Question: How long does it take for a partial knee replacement to heal? Why would my knee still hurt after having a partial knee replacement?
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Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Shorter recovery period within 2 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for your query.

Postoperative recovery of a partial knee replacement depends on the quantity of bone removed during surgery and soft tissue trauma.

Usually the recovery is within 2 weeks.

Regular physiotherapy for strengthening of the leg muscles helps in faster recovery.


If you experience pain the main reasons may be blood clot(Deep vein thrombosis) and infections.


Consult your doctor to rule out them and treatment with anticoagulant and antibiotics may be needed if they are present.

Hope the answer helps you.
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How long does it take for a partial knee replacement to heal?

Brief Answer:
Shorter recovery period within 2 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for your query.

Postoperative recovery of a partial knee replacement depends on the quantity of bone removed during surgery and soft tissue trauma.

Usually the recovery is within 2 weeks.

Regular physiotherapy for strengthening of the leg muscles helps in faster recovery.


If you experience pain the main reasons may be blood clot(Deep vein thrombosis) and infections.


Consult your doctor to rule out them and treatment with anticoagulant and antibiotics may be needed if they are present.

Hope the answer helps you.