Knee replacement recovery and rehab
When do I get my stitches out?
If you live in the Perth metro area, we run a complementary dressing clinic around the 2-week mark to review your wound. An appointment will have been made for you when you booked your surgery – please refer to your admission letter. It’s important you keep the dressing intact and look after your wound as the dressing has antimicrobial properties.
If you are from the country or would prefer to see your GP, an appointment should be made around 2 weeks after surgery to remove your waterproof dressing. We use internal dissolvable sutures for the skin layer and a strip of Fixomull dressing over the top of the skin, meaning there are no sutures or staples to be removed.
When will I have my post-op visit with Dan?
Your appointment will have been made for you when you booked your surgery, usually around 4–6 weeks post-op. Please refer to your original admission letter for the date and time.
We would like you to have another EOS imaging scan prior to seeing Dan which our clinical nurse Penny will organise after your dressing clinic appointment. Our EOS liaison will be in touch with you after surgery to organise this (around 3 weeks after your surgery).