- Your knee replacement baby and cemented or uncemented, and in most cases, you will be allowed to put as much weight on your leg as you can tolerate.
- You'll be incurred to bend and straighten your new knee as much as you can tolerate. The therapist will teach you exercises to maximize the range of motion in your new joint.
- Discomfort in the upper thigh of the operated leg is often reported by patients. This soreness is a result of the tourniquet that was used on your leg during the surgery. It will subside in a week or so after surgery.
- Swelling is normal after knee replacement surgery, especially after activity, and may cause a feeling of tightness or pressure in your knee. Elevation is recommended as directed by your surgeon. Also, place a cold pack on the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. If swelling does not decrease during the night, call your doctor.