Is it normal to experience tiredness after a knee replacement?

You will feel more tired than normal doing your usual daily activities and it may come upon you suddenly as your body is using energy to heal itself. You will have had some blood loss during your operation and it can take a few weeks for the blood levels in your body to return to normal. Try to eat a healthy well-balanced diet and follow the advice in this book about rest periods in the 'Total Knee Replacement' Guide given to you (or view this content online here) about rest periods.

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.