Total Knee Replacement: A Patient Guide

Our goal is to restore your knee to a painless and functional status, and to make your hospital stay as beneficial, informative and pleasant as possible.

These pages are designed to provide information about total knee replacement and what to expect before, during and after this surgical procedure.

Please review this information before your surgery and write down any questions you have so you can ask a member of your health care team.

University of Iowa Department of Orthopedics
Orthopedic Nursing Division