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When can I go back to work after knee replacement surgery?

Travis M. Hendry, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Plan to return to work a few weeks after knee replacement surgery. Most patients return to work when their knee pain is minimal and they no longer need pain medication. Your surgeon will work with you to help you return to work or your normal activities as soon as possible.

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