When is the best time to go back to work after total knee replacement surgery (TKR)?
Hello, I am a 55 years old male. I work in a railway department. Four months back I had Total knee replacement surgery (TKR). My life is reduced. I even started a few activities. I am planning to resume my work in the next few months. Can anyone suggest to me When is the best time to go back to work after total knee replacement surgery?
@richard Hello, Generally, you can return back to work four to six weeks post-surgery if you have a desk job. You may be instructed to expect a longer recovery time before you return to a physically demanding job.. It could take much longer than the aforementioned if you have other health issues that need to be addressed. Many people who have total or partial knee replacement have very successful operations. It may take 4 to 6 months or up to an entire year to fully recover and realize the total benefits of knee replacement surgery. The following are good indicators that you are ready to get back to work after knee replacement:
- You’re not dependent anymore on strong painkillers.
- You have already regained leg strength and mobility to drive yourself to work, take public transportation, or adequately function in case of emergency.
Before going back to work, do consult your doctor.