Joint Surgery Center
Whether you've been contemplating it for years or you've just begun to think about it, joint replacement surgery is a serious subject that requires thorough consideration, consultation with your doctor and planning.
While it used to be common for a doctor to tell a person to wait as long as possible before considering joint replacement surgery, the effects of pain and limited activity on a person's quality of life is now a large consideration for some doctors. Joint replacement surgery is being performed on younger people.
Before you decide to have surgery, make sure you know what you are jumping into and take appropriate actions to prepare before, during and after your surgery.
- Visit the Arthritis Foundation's communities and discuss surgery options with others.
- Learn more about surgical procedures by viewing the surgery animations.
- Read fact sheets from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.