What happens during recovery and rehabilitation?
How quickly patients can return to normal activities depends on the type of surgery. People can usually put weight on the knee soon after the surgery (although a brace may be necessary). Patients may need to use crutches for several days following some procedures. It is a good idea to have someone help with everyday chores. Removing loose rugs, taping down wires, and having a sturdy, supportive chair with two arms are essential preparations.
Cartilage knee surgery, with a bit of advance planning and proper care afterward, is a promising option for anyone—athlete or couch potato—suffering from cartilage damage or osteoarthritis-related degeneration. It can restore function to these vital joints with minimal discomfort and recovery time.