A very active 50 year old in the WebMD Community asks if other members have had good experiences after total knee replacement surgery. He wants to know if he'll be able to go back to work 5-6 months after surgery where he'll have to squat down and climb step ladders. His doctor told him it shouldn't be a problem, but he was curious what experiences other people have had.
Several members talked about their recoveries after total knee replacement surgery. One member said it's only been eight weeks since her surgery, but she's healing well. She is starting to climb stairs and she just climbed a ladder for a minute. She has high hopes that she will make a full recovery soon. Another member said her healing process took a while, but she was doing well by six months. She was pleased with her surgery and her results.
People heal at different speeds and surgery results aren't the same for everyone, so talk to your doctor about what to expect.