The post-operative recovery period varies based on the patients physical condition. Generally, it is recommended patients take one month off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work or drive. Dr. Ganji will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.
Dr. Ganji will instruct you about post-treatment exercises – the type and the duration to be followed. You may be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.
A. Dr. Ganji uses the same type prosthesis which is used in standard total joint replacements; these include high flex and gender specific knee prosthetics made in such as the US, and all prosthesis are FDA approved..
You should wait at least one month before driving after surgery. Depending on things such as transmission type and which knee surgery was performed on, affects how long before you can return to driving. Your surgeon will provide more specifics for your particular situation.
Some complications of not undergoing a total knee replacement surgery for your condition include progressive severe pain and loss of joint motion. Eventually you will not be able to walk without a walker or even a wheelchair if surgery is avoided. If indicted, total knee replacement is mandatory. Avoiding surgery will have profound negative effect on your daily activities. Delaying surgery may make it more difficult and affect patient satisfaction after surgery.