Knee replacement (AKA knee arthroplasty or TKA) provides an excellent boost to the quality of life for patients who need it.
When all goes well, the patient is out of bed within hours following surgery. They can expect to be discharged after 24-96 hours.
This is an elective procedure performed on over 650,000 patients each year in the US. It’s therefore important to minimize adverse effects and complications.
SaferOrthopedicSurgery.org provides information to patients and their families about means to avoid adverse effects and complications associated with TKA.