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Should I Have Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement surgery is for people whose ability to walk, work or perform even simple activities is severely limited because of arthritis or other causes. Surgery is recommended only after alternative methods have been tried unsuccessfully or are not appropriate for a person's joint problem.

Most orthopedic experts consider replacement to be the best method of handling advanced arthritis in the knee or hip. 

Quiz – Is it time to consider Joint Replacement Surgery?

Take our quiz to see if it’s time for you to consider joint replacement surgery at an Adventist HealthCare Joint Replacement Center.

Do you experience pain in the affected joint one or more days per week? YES / NO
Are medicines no longer helping to relieve your joint pain or have you increased your medication because the pain has intensified? YES / NO
Does your joint pain keep you from receiving a restful sleep at night? YES / NO
Is your joint pain interfering with bathing, climbing stairs, or your favorite activities? YES / NO
Are you more dependent on family members and friends due to your pain in the affected joint? YES / NO

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, it may be time to schedule an assessment!

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