Total knee replacement using Visionaire
To pre-plan and optimise positioning and sizing of knee replacements Dr Blythe uses the Visionaire Patient-Specific Instrumentation system.
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How long will I be in hospital after a TKR?
Usually two to five days. If you live alone, have mobility or medical issues or suffer a complication you may require longer. Depending on these factors some patients may require care by a rehabilitation physician before going home.
How long does it take to recover from a TKR?
It is quite normal to have some heat, pain and swelling for the first twelve weeks after a TKR. It will typically take six to twelve months to achieve maximal recovery.
How long will I require crutches after a TKR?
Walking aids are for security and are not mandatory. Most patients will use crutches or a walking stick for two to six weeks.
Will I have staples that need to be removed?
No, Dr Blythe only uses dissolvable sutures for TKR. The waterproof dressing needs to be kept intact until the two week post-operative appointment.
How soon after a TKR can I drive?
You are able to drive after six weeks providing you feel safe and confident to do so.