Patients having partial knee replacements versus those having full knee replacements have shorter recovery times and a more rapid return to normal activities. Recipients of partial knee replacements have a greater range ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

After partial knee replacement surgery, most patients remain in the hospital for one to two days and resume walking without an assistive device, such as a walker or cane, within three to four weeks, states MedlinePlus. P... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Most patients recovering from partial knee replacement surgery must walk with a cane or a walker for three to four weeks after the surgery, according to MedlinePlus. Patients typically need another four to six months of ... More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Partial knee replacements have a shorter recovery time than total knee replacements, according to MedlinePlus. Most patients can go home on the day after surgery, and many are able to walk unassisted within three to four... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Total hip replacements are more appropriate for situations where there is arthritis in the hip prior to replacement or there is other damage to the cartilage, according to Holy Cross Orthopaedic Institute. Total hip repl... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

An Oxford Partial Knee replacement can come loose if the particles in the implant wear down and thin the bone, according to its manufacturer, Biomet, Inc. If this occurs, the implant can be repaired, but the damage cause... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

To speed healing after a partial knee replacement surgery, patients should walk with an assistive device for up to four weeks, see a physical therapist for up to six months, exercise and avoid high-impact activities, rec... More » Health Conditions & Diseases