Please see the index below for a list of all our articles on Knee Surgery.

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It may take 3 months to one year to fully recover and benefit from knee replacement surgery, but most patients can resume normal daily activities within 6 weeks.

A knee replacement surgery usually lasts about 2 hours per knee, and involves giving anesthesia, incision, removal of damaged bone, and applying the prosthesis.

Certain factors concerning recovery and rehabilitation from a knee replacement can speed up or slow down a patient’s return to independent living.

Knee replacement surgery may be considered for patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis who don't improve after 3 to 6 months of nonsurgical treatment.