You don’t have to live with severe joint pain and the functional limitations it causes! Even if you have not experienced adequate results with medication and other conservative treatments, total joint replacement may provide the pain relief you long for — and the resulting return to your favorite activities.
Remember, even if your orthopaedic surgeon determines that joint replacement is a good medical option for you, it is still up to you to make the final decision. The ultimate goal is for you to be as comfortable as possible…and that always means making the best decision for you based on your own individual needs.
- Is joint replacement the best option for me now, or should I wait?
- If I have joint replacement surgery, how much of my pain will be relieved?
- How physically active can I be with a new joint?
- How soon after surgery can I drive?
- How do joint replacements compare?
- What are the risks or complications of joint replacement surgery?
- How long will I be in the hospital, and how soon after having the procedure can I get back to normal daily activities?
- Is joint replacement covered by my health insurance?
- After the procedure, will I see you or my regular doctor for follow-up care?
- How many of these procedures have you performed?