After Knee (joint replacement) Surgery - at home

Follow-Up

A follow-up appointment with your surgeon will be in 14-21 days to two weeks. During the visit, the staples are removed. He will access your progress with walking and activity.  

Do not drive until you have been cleared by your doctor.  Do not drive if you have taken pain medicine.

Call the doctor

If you notice that the incision has become red, swollen, warm, or has drainage. If you have a fever greater than 100.5 or an increase in pain, or a decrease in joint movement.