Dr. O'Connor explains when a woman can engage in sexual intimacy after her knee replacement surgery.
Women can go back to having sex after knee replacement surgery when they are comfortable to have intimate relations with their partner. So that’s really very individually focused, and I encourage patients to ask me those questions and have dialogue about that because that’s an important part of life.
About Dr. O'Connor, M.D.:
Dr. Mary O'Connor, M.D., was accepted as a resident in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York in 1985. She joined the orthopedic surgery staff at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida in 1991, and since 2005 has served as department chair. Dr. O'Connor cares for people with hip and knee arthritis, failed joint replacements, and pelvic tumors.