Following knee replacement surgery, it may be necessary to take three to six weeks off of work, depending on your job of course. If you are required to go to work and sit at a desk, typically we can get you back to work as early as two to three weeks. However, if you are required to stand on your feet all day, or do an extensive amount of walking, this could take six or eight weeks. Every patient is not the same. We will certainly monitor your progress and physical therapy and encourage you to return to work when you pain is controlled and you feel safe.