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.

Dr. Ramneek Mahajan

Dr Ramneek Mahajan is Obtained medical degree from Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1997 Completed a Post-Graduation from Government Medical College, Aurangabad in 2003 and his advanced training Orthopaedic Fellowship in Singapore, Germany & Australia. Worked extensively in Primary Hip, Knee and Revision Joint Replacement. Took up the public position as Head of Orthopaedics at the Nova Specialty Hospital, Kailash Colony from 2010 to 2014. Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Fortis Hospital from 2009 to 2014.

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