Use ice to help reduce swelling in your knee and relieve pain. Ideally, you should apply this when your leg is elevated for a period up to 20 minutes, and repeat several times per day in the early stages.
During your stay in hospital, you may find an ice-compression device/cuff is used, which can be more efficient.
Exercise little and often with a good balance of rest in between. It’s important to get the joints and muscles moving early to try and achieve a good range of movement and to activate the muscles supporting your new knee.
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