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.