Dr. Michael Parks performed a total knee replacement on 2/18/10. With the help of your rehab department, I was standing the next day. On the 4th day, I left HSS and went to a rehabilitation facility. Within a few days, I went from a walker to a cane and 3 1/3 weeks after surgery I walked without a cane. The bad pain for the most part lasted 9 weeks and then I had aches. I think it is just amazing. Now 3 1/2 months out of surgery, I feel like I was born with this knee and am sorry I suffered needlessly for years, and put off the surgery. The hospital staff was so kind. I loved the fresh carnation on the breakfast tray each morning. All in all, I am a very happy camper. I cannot thank Dr. Parks enough for his skill and kindness. If everything in life goes as smoothly for me as this surgery, I'll be happy.