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Discharge Planning - To ensure your safety when you go home from the hospital following your knee replacement, we begin preparing for your discharge needs before you even have surgery. Most patients stay in the hospital 3 days following a Total Knee Replacement. So, when you leave the hospital you will need:

  • Someone to stay with you at home
  • A plan for continued physical therapy (out patient or home therapy)
  • Equipment such as a walker or crutches
  • Post op Blood thinning medications (which are given to prevent blood clots)
  • Follow up office appointment