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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 ... More »

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Medicare covers charges related to inpatient procedures such as knee replacements and time spent in the hospital at 100 percent after a patient reaches his deductible, according to Healthline. In 2015, the Medicare Part ... More »

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The first and most critical part of typical knee rehabilitation lasts for 12 weeks and begins within 24 hours of the knee replacement, according to Healthline. Successful knee rehabilitation relies on the patient complet... More »

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Risks from knee replacement surgery include infection, blood clots in legs or lungs, stroke, nerve damage and heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic. Healthline states that serious complications are only present in about... More »

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The main benefits of knee replacement surgery are pain relief and restoration of function in seriously diseased knee joints, while risks include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, stroke and heart attack, according to... More »

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Some images of knee replacement surgery are available on the WebMD and Mayo Clinic websites. The pictures include a pre-surgery image of the knee showing the cartilage and bone that needs replacement and a post-surgery i... More »

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It takes four to six weeks after knee replacement surgery for most people to resume normal activities, according to Mayo Clinic. Most people are able to begin driving again after about four weeks, provided they have suff... More »

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