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After knee replacement surgery: Common questions when leaving the hospital

  • If you have any questions after knee replacement surgery, ask your doctor or nurse.

    Here are some common questions and answers.

    How soon can you take a bath or shower?

    How do you take care of your incision?

    When can you return to your normal diet?

    What causes constipation?

    When can you drive a car?

    When can you return to work or your hobbies?

    What precautions should you keep in mind?

    How long do you need to wear elastic socks (graduated compression stockings)?

    When can you resume sexual activity?

    When do you need to see your doctor?

    When should you call your doctor?


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