Why do my legs feel a different length following knee replacement surgery?

There are many reasons that your legs may feel different lengths after surgery - swelling, range of movement, pre-existing knee alignment and muscle memory. This sensation can be fairly normal in the first few weeks of recovery but by six weeks should have resolved. If you are still concerned at this stage please speak to your consultant at your follow up appointment.

This information is an extract from ‘A patient’s guide to total knee replacement’, a document created to enhance our patients' recovery after a knee replacement. The complete document is available to download here.

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