On this page, you will find information on how to prepare for your Total Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR).
Aim: To relieve the painful symptoms and improve your quality of life.
This can be done by resurfacing partial (unicompartmental) or total replacement of the affected knee with implants (prosthesis) which encourage better function and mobility.
Refer to Preparation for Orthopaedic Surgery information >
You would be given a gown to change to before going to the operating theatre. Please arrange for someone to accompany you home when you are discharged.
Approximately: 1 - 3 hours.
Complications will be explained to you by your surgeon before surgery. You will be required to sign an informed consent prior to surgery. The potential risks are:
Average: 3-5 days
Continuous Passive Motion (CPM)
Use of CPM depends on your surgeon’s instructions. It allows knee flexion and extension and helps to limit excessive scar tissue adhesions that may hinder your recovery.