The recovery time after bone spur knee surgery can take a few days to a few weeks. The exact length of time differs for each person, according to the Orthopedic Associates of Hartford.
Each person can handle specific amounts of pain, which influences how soon they can start rehabilitation exercises. The length of time will also depend on how invasive the surgery is. For example, surgery that requires the need to be completely opened up will have a much longer recovery associated with it. The doctor that performed the surgery will inform the person approximately how long recovery will take and how long it will be before they can resume normal activities.