Woman Planting Flowers - Joint Surgery CandidateWho Is a Candidate for Surgery?

Primary candidates are individuals with chronic joint pain from arthritis that interferes with daily activities, walking, exercise, leisure, recreation, and work. Surgery aims to relieve pain, restore independence, and return you to work and other daily activities.

Is It the Right Time for Surgery?

Elderly Couple - Joint Surgery Candidates

The decision to proceed with knee or hip replacement surgery is very personal.

It is usually a decision that you would reach in collaboration with your primary care physician and orthopedic surgeon. They will help you assess whether the condition of your knees or hips warrants joint replacement surgery or could be better addressed with other treatments.

Once you have made the decision, there are a number of important factors to consider when deciding where to have it done and by which doctor.

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