Knee Replacement - FAQ

Am I too young for knee replacement?

Older age is not a strict criterion for knee replaccement. Incapacitating pain, limited function, and poor quality of life due to degeneration of the joint from arthritis are the indications for knee replacment.

How long do knee replacements last?

Modern knee replacements have a 90-95% survival rate at 15 years.

How long does it take to recover from knee replacment surgery?

The hospital stay is 3-5 days. Walking usually begins the first day after surgery. A walker or crutches are used for 6-8 weeks, and full recovery takes 4-6 months. Pain relief is usually noticed within 3 weeks during walking.


About Doctor Barrow...

Dr Michael Stuart Barrow is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee surgery. He practices from Sunninghill Hospital and the Waterfall Sports Centre.
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Contact Details

Dr. Michael Barrow

Tel: 011 806 1772/0 and 011 806 1657
Fax: 011 806 1796
Cell: 082 925 4940

After Hours:
Sunninghill Casualty: 011 806 1652

Sunninghill Hospital
Suite 5, East Wing
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