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1201 East Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Tel (954) 942-4433
Fax (954) 942-0448

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Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

East Coast Orthopaedics

Recovery from Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I need to use my walker or crutches?

Walkers and/or crutches are used the first 3-4 weeks after total knee replacement surgery. You then will be progressed to a cane which again will be for 3-4 weeks. After that time, most patients do not need any support for walking.

If you had a total hip replacement through the anterior approach, you can expect to walk 1-2 weeks with a walker, then 1 week with a cane, then independently.