Return to Work Following Total Knee Replacement


  • Hugh Cameron Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 43 Wellesley St. East Toronto, ON Canada M4Y 1H1



Total Knee Replacement, return to work, employment influence, timing of total knee replacement


The length of time to return to work after Total Knee Replacement is often treated as a monolithic entity.  Figures produced under such an assumption are interesting but have little practical value in individual cases.

Numerous factors most of which are not under medical control are involved.  What is clear however is that the timing of surgery is of considerable importance in a job specific situation and this is under medical control.

Author Biography

Hugh Cameron, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 43 Wellesley St. East Toronto, ON Canada M4Y 1H1

Orthopaedic Surgery


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How to Cite

Cameron, H. (2017). Return to Work Following Total Knee Replacement. Reconstructive Review, 7(2).