Most patients experience an acute reduction in the amount of arthritis pain immediately after surgery, but the surgery itself can also create soreness. Factors that influence recovery rate include the surgical technique used,, your age, your level of health prior to surgery and your level of pre-surgery preparation amongst others. Generally most patients are walking with crutches day 1, and spend 2-3 days in hospital. Some patients are able to go home day 1 post op, but please discuss this with Dr Slattery. Dr David Slattery will be able to advise you on what your recovery will most likely look like after surgery.