Commonly asked Knee Surgery Questions
Knee Surgery Answers
How long must patients stay in the hospital after total knee replacement surgery ?
Patients are normally required to stay 2 days in the hospital before discharge. However, the day of surgery they are able to walk & sit with assistance.
Do I need X-Rays before I visit an orthopedic surgeon?
Yes. Contact our office and Ms. Bagheri will give you the number & address of an X-Ray technician in Mashhad. Please bring them to your consultation.
You can also send us your x-rays via email, WhatsApp, IMO or any other platform to give advise before your visit
How long do I need time off of work and to drive again after knee surgery?
What happens if knee surgery is put off?
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.
What is the sequence of events after I decide to schedule an appointment?
A total of 2 visits are required before the surgery is performed by Dr. Ganji; these visits can be combined for our patients who live outside Mashhad.
These visits may include:
- An initial consultation
- A pre-operative testing and education
- Two or three post-operative appointments
- An annual visit which would need to be repeated every year, if in the country.
What type of prosthetic is used for knee surgery?
Does Dr. Ganji perform every surgery himself?
How long before I can resume driving after knee surgery?
When can I resume exercising after TKR surgery?
Dr. Ganji will instruct you about post-treatment exercises – the type and the duration to be followed. You will be referred to a physical therapist to help with strengthening and range of motion exercises following surgery.