After deciding on your treatment pathway to have a knee replacement, the process is streamlined to be efficient and simple for you. 3D printing of your anatomy from a specialised CT scan takes place and means the time from your appointment to surgery is anytime from approximately 3 weeks. You will be given an appointment to see a specialist physician before your operation to ensure your safety for surgery, and optimise any medical issues prior. You will be given instructions on when to hold or reduce any blood thinners/medications/diabetes control from this physician. You will be in hospital generally 2-3 nights, depending on how you progress after your operation (It is better to be the tortoise rather than the hare though). You will have your wound reviewed at 2 weeks after your operation to ensure healing, then you will commence physiotherapy from 2 weeks, and you will have a review at 8 weeks from your operation with a new X-Ray of the joint to check on your progress.