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Am I A Candidate for Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint pain and stiffness due to arthritis, makes regular activities such as walking and bending difficult. As arthritis progresses, conservative treatments tend to lose their efficacy and more definitive treatment should be considered. Joint replacement surgery involves replacing worn or damaged joints with implants to reduce pain and improve movement. It provides excellent results for many and is usually performed on those above 60 but may also benefit young patients with certain conditions.

To help your doctor decide if joint replacement surgery is ideal for you, answer the questions below.

  • 1. In general, your pain can be described as:

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  • 2. Does your joint pain affect your sleep?

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  • 3. Are you able to perform your basic household functions?

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  • 4. While walking, how long does it take before you experience severe knee joint pain?

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  • 5. Are you able to walk down a flight of stairs?

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  • 6. After sitting for a long time, describe the pain you experience on standing?

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  • 7. Can you kneel down and get back up again?

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  • 8. While driving, entering and exiting a car or using other forms of transport, your joint pain is described as:

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