After successful knee replacement surgery, a patient should be able to return gradually to normal activities, including climbing stairs, says Mayo Clinic. He should experience significantly less pain than before surgery when engaging in stair climbing and other activities.
Worried about your ability to climb stairs after knee replacement surgery? So many people are apprehensive about stair climbing following knee joint arthroplasty that there are more than enough searches on internet with phrase “knee replacement and climbing stairs.” I could relate to it because after arthroscopic surgery my mom was ...
In a recent article in the Toronto Star, Dr. David Backstein operated on a patient at Women’s College Hospital who walked hours after a knee replacement. He went home on the same day as surgery and even was able to climb stairs prior to discharge.
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I am having TKR on my right knee on 12/11 and was wondering how long it will be before I can manage going up and down 9 stairs?I live in a tri-level and my 2 full baths and bedroom are upstairs. I know that everyone heals differently, but just want to be prepared. I have a half bathroom in our...
When you have total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, the recovery and rehabilitation process plays a crucial role in helping you get back on your feet and resume an active lifestyle.It can help you ...
After knee replacement surgery, you should climb stairs one at a time, using your good leg to pull you up. It is probably a good idea to climb stairs this way until you are pain free, and until you have regained full strength. Also, you should have good sturdy hand rails.
To avoid falling while ascending or descending stairs after an injury, it is important to learn the correct techniques for negotiating steps. Using stairs after hip or knee replacement surgery can be especially scary since the last thing you want to do is reinjure yourself and compromise the prosthetic.
I had knee replacement in May. I have 4 steps into my house, with hand rails on both sides. I went up those stairs the day I came home from the hospital. For about two months, I went up and down stairs putting both feet on each step (just as I had been doing before the surgery due to pain.) Since then, I go up and down normally.
@babette – I believe you should just do something nice for yourself and wait to see how you feel tomorrow or next week. I kept a little journal after my right knee surgery and I looked back at it today thinking I might find something about stair climbing.