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How much pain will I have after total joint replacement surgery?

The postoperative pain is temporary and resolves within a few days. Recovery after a total joint replacement varies and is different for each individual.

Your surgeon will advise you on how to use the replaced joint after a short observation period. Following your surgeon’s instructions is essential to speed up your recovery.

The majority of patients feel temporary pain around the replaced joint and this is due to the weakness in the surrounding muscles resulting from inactivity. The pain usually resolves gradually once your body gets adjusted to the new joint and tissues heal.

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