The return to work after surgery

Return to work

Normally the patient will hospitalize for 3 days. After discharge from hospital the patient has to wear Hinge-knee brace and use axillary crutch to walk for 6 weeks.

After operate on right knee, the patient may have problem of driving with right-wheel vehicle. These are the estimate time for return to work.

Office work, Desk work  2-3 weeks

Driving                               2-3 weeks

Light work                         6-8  weeks

Moderate work                3     months

Heavy work                       4-5 months