Restrictions after total knee replacement should always be discussed with your surgeon. You may expect your lifestyle to be a lot like it was before surgery, and you are right, but returning to your everyday activities takes time.
Most people are able to return to usual activities and work but may have some difficulty performing heavy labor such as construction or farming. And even though you will be able to resume most activities, you may want to avoid doing things that place excessive stress on your new knee, such as participating in high-impact sports like running or jogging.
Traveling is advised after the first four to six weeks, prolonged seated travel or flying before that may increase the risk of blood clot.
These suggestions will help you enjoy your new knee while you safely resume your daily activities.