Is there a need for walker, crutches, or cane or other help after knee replacement surgery?

Is there a need for walker, crutches, or cane or other help after knee replacement surgery?

In this video, Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, talks on whether there a need of walker, crutches or cane or other help after surgery. Dr. Mahajan explains that during a surgery while replacing the joint, some muscles are cut and nerves are damaged and the patient needs some time to recover from the trauma of surgery. Hence, they need support in the initial period so walkers are used, then slowly they shift to a stick. It takes around 6 weeks for the patient to leave a stick and do his normal routine active without any support. The rehabilitation program is nearly over by three months.