The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

After surgery

When your operation is finished you will usually be taken to the recovery area until you wake up from the anaesthetic.  The wound on your leg will be covered by a simple dressing and a bandage will be wrapped around your knee.  When you are well enough, you will be transferred to the ward.

Below is a video about what happens after your operation, and what it’s like to wake up in the recovery room, and getting out of bed for the first time after your operation. 

Below we've included links to more information to help you recover after your knee replacement operation:

Pain relief

Using crutches

Going home after your operation

If you have any concerns after you are discharged home, particularly with your wound, pain or swelling please feel free to contact ward C3 for advice.