Hi my favorite readers! The standard literature about total knee replacement recuperation states that it takes three months to recuperate before returning to work. After recently being asked how this applies to me, I thought I’d write a short post about working after a tkr.
At three months, there was no way I could have sat at my desk job comfortably enough to accomplish my duties. The pain was too intense.
For myself, I found that at about the four to five month post-tkr period, I could sit up comfortably enough to do a desk job. I needed to stand and stretch every 20-30 minutes to prevent knee stiffness. I couldn’t lift or carry anything heavy at that point. Having a standing job would have been too uncomfortable.
For more information, refer to my three-month post-tkr update.
Hope this helps others going through the same thing.
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