At the hospital, your temperature, pulse, breathing, and blood pressure will be checked.
An IV (intravenous) line may be started to provide fluids and medications needed during shoulder surgery.
When your surgical team is ready, you’ll be taken to the operating room. There you’ll be given anesthesia to help you sleep through partial knee replacement surgery.
After your surgery.
After your surgery, you’ll be sent to the PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit). When you are fully awake, you’ll be moved to your room. Based on your surgeon’s instructions, the nurses will give you medications to ease your pain.
Soon, our skilled Joint University orthopedic team will help you get up and moving. They know precisely what they’re doing and how to help you recover, heal, and get back to life in the fastest, safest way possible. You may also have physical therapy or occupational therapy after your surgery. This will be coordinated by your Joint University team.
After surgery, you will probably be hospitalized for one to three days. Recovery time varies following partial knee replacement surgery, but most people are able to drive after two weeks, garden after three to four weeks, and golf after six to eight weeks. Your surgeon will tell you which activities you can return to, and when, and which activities to avoid.
Risks and complications
As with any surgery, partial knee replacement surgery carries possible risks and complications. The following risks include:
- Reaction to the anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Dislocation of the joint or loosening of the prosthesis
- Wearing out the prosthetic
- Damage to nearby blood vessels, bones, or nerves