Knee Surgery Recovery Tips

Knee Surgery Recovery Recovering from knee surgery presents some unique challenges. After all, the knee is the largest joint in the body and plays a key role in basic movements like sitting, standing, and walking. Each patient’s ideal course of recovery will depend on the knee surgery that was performed, but here are some general tips you can follow to help facilitate healing:

  • Try to keep your knee as straight as possible. This position may not be incredibly comfortable, but it will help promote healing immediately following surgery.
  • Use your brace, crutches, or walker according to your surgeon’s instructions. This may seem like a no-brainer, but these devices are essential to a successful recovery from knee surgery. Be sure to follow your doctor’s orders exactly.
  • With your physician’s guidance, engage in gentle exercise. As your knee begins to heal, implementing low-impact exercises and gentle stretching routines can help restore strength and flexibility around the knee joint. Be sure to speak with your physician about what exercises may be best for you.
  • Listen to your body! Get plenty of rest, avoid strenuous activities, and take it easy as your knee heals.

Knee Surgery & Rehabilitation at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic is led by board-certified orthopedic surgeons who practice the latest advances in joint care and rehabilitation. Our team excels in all types of knee surgery—from minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to total knee replacement—and collaborates with in-house physical therapists and other professionals to help ensure a smooth recovery from knee surgery for all of our patients.

Contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today to learn more about our approach to knee surgery and the recovery process. Our independently owned practice is proud to serve adolescents, adults, and seniors throughout the Louisville, Kentucky, area.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Joanna S.
Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Carolyn K.
Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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Juanita S.
The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Erin Z.
This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150