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What help might you need after your knee replacement surgery?

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You’ll need a lot of help while you recover with your new artificial knee. If you live on your own, recruit a relative or close friend to stay with you for a while. Ask a neighbor to take out the garbage or bring in the mail. Freeze extra meals or stock up your pantry before you head to the hospital.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery," "Activities After a Knee Replacement," "Total Knee Replacement," "Is Hip Replacement Surgery for You?"

Matthew Austin, MD, spokesman, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; orthopedic surgeon, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Joint Replacement Surgery."

Tariq Nayfeh, MD, PhD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: "Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery."

Reviewed by James Kercher on January 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery," "Activities After a Knee Replacement," "Total Knee Replacement," "Is Hip Replacement Surgery for You?"

Matthew Austin, MD, spokesman, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; orthopedic surgeon, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia.

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Joint Replacement Surgery."

Tariq Nayfeh, MD, PhD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore. University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: "Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery."

Reviewed by James Kercher on January 10, 2019

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