Knee Osteotomy Surgery Recovery and Postoperative FAQs

Knee Osteotomy Surgery Recovery and Postoperative FAQs

How long until I'm back to my normal activities after knee osteotomy?

Recovery varies from patient to patient. This ultimately depends on the type of osteotomy, your general health, as well as your underlying knee problems. You will likely be given crutches to use for the first two to four weeks and may be able to gradually return to some physical activity after this.

You may be able to return to work if safe to do so when still using your crutches. This is depending on your occupation, whether it is safe to do so and your surgeon's advice. It may take several months of physiotherapy and recovery before returning to higher-impact activities and sports. Your doctor and physiotherapist will give you a personalised timeline for what to expect.

Published: Friday 31 December 2021

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