I had a spacer replaced and within 6 weeks I was off meds and on my way to recovery. I would say a complete recovery at 3 mo if you do your therapy. You are young so I’m sure you will have a fast recovery.I am about to have my 12mm spacer in my knee replacement replaced with a 20mm.
How long will recovery be?
I'd like to counter these two assssertions:I would say a complete recovery at 3 mo if you do your therapy. You are young so I’m sure you will have a fast recovery.
Definitely don't rush to return to work. The timeline your doctor gave you is pretty accurate... for about when you can consider easing back into work. Full recovery takes about a year but at three to four months most people (and their knees) will be able to resume working unless they have a very physically demanding job; they'll still need to to baby their knees a bit, and might tire more easily than they did before surgery (for a while), but at least they are feeling and moving lots better than in those first weeks.So I talked to the doctor today he said expect anywhere between 12 and 20 weeks of recovery with no rush to return to work.