What is the recovery and rehabilitation schedule like after joint replacement surgery?
At the Samitivej Chinatown Smart Joint Center, rehabilitation can start as soon as 6 hours after surgery is complete. Patients then participate in a rehabilitation "boot camp" twice a day during their 5 day post-surgery hospital stay. Before discharge, a specialist will train the patient on how to continue their rehabilitation at home. Follow-up appointments should be scheduled for 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery, and then once a year after that.