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We usually recommend rest and using ice packs during the first few days after your operation to help manage pain and minimise any swelling.
Your wound must be kept clean — it is important that you avoid removing or soaking the dressing. The stockings that your Consultant will provide with should also be kept on for 6 weeks. They will encourage the early movement of your calf to reduce your risk of developing a blood clot.
We allow you to walk on the day of your surgery and crutches are generally phased out over a period of four to six weeks. At six weeks, most patients are able to walk comfortably with the occasional support of a walking aid such as a walking stick.
Your recovery also depends on a few other factors, including how active you were before your surgery, your age, any preexisting medical conditions, and other health and lifestyle factors.
Partial knee replacement surgery is associated with less pain and an enhanced recovery. When compared to a total knee replacement, a partial knee replacement is better at preserving a range of motion and function in the knee as it preserves healthy tissue and bone in your knee. Patients therefore tend to be more satisfied following partial knee replacement surgery,