Many patients are able to walk normally 2 – 3 weeks after surgery. Most patients are able to return to many of your activities by 6 weeks after surgery. Over the course of a year, you will continuously gain benefits from your knee replacement. Sometimes it may take 2 years to get the full benefit of your new knee.
The goal of your partial knee replacement is to give you the best opportunity to have a normal feeling knee that will allow you to return to activities that you enjoy such as long walks, dancing, golfing, gardening, and biking. A partial knee replacement has been performed for many years with an excellent track record for improving quality of life, returning patients to their independence, and reducing pain.