Below is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding knee replacement surgery. Click on the question link and you will be provided with an answer and links to additional information on the subject. For even more information, please visit the BoneSmart Library, or for topic by topic information, see the BoneSmart Library index. Our thanks go to BoneSmart member Roy Gardiner for initiating this thread. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Knee Replacement FAQs What will my recovery be like? What are the most important things to do during recovery? What are the most important things NOT to do during recovery? How soon can I return to work? I can't afford to be an invalid for weeks. How can I speed up my recovery? I can’t straighten my leg properly or bend as much as I want to. What should I do? What is an MUA? My recovery is stalled and my surgeon is recommending MUA. Should I have it? I'm worried about becoming dependent on prescription pain medication. Should I wean myself off gradually or go cold turkey? My family and friends are giving me lots of advice which goes against what’s said on BoneSmart. Who should I believe? I feel so guilty at sitting around doing nothing for days and weeks in recovery. I have things to do! How can I cope? My physiotherapist tells me I have a limited “window of opportunity” to regain range of movement and that I should push through the pain barrier during exercises. Should I take extra pain medication to cope with this?