It’s important that you talk to an orthopaedic surgeon and the nursing staff so you understand what to expect before, during and after joint surgery. You may want to talk with other people in similar situations who have had joint surgery so you have a broad range of perspectives. Common advice is not to wait until you are barely able to function. Surgery takes planning so make sure you have the time and energy to prepare.
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