What is osteoarthritis and why does my hip or knee hurt?
What is a total joint replacement?
What are the results of total joint replacement?
When should I have this type of surgery?
Am I too old for this surgery?
How long will my new joint last?
Why might I require a revision?
What are the possible complications associated with joint replacement?
Should I exercise before the surgery?
How long will I be in the hospital?
What if I live alone?
Will I need a walker, crutches, or cane?
Will I need any other equipment?
Where will I go after discharge from the hospital?
Will I need physical therapy when I go home?
How long until I can drive and get back to normal?
When will I be able to get back to work?
Are there any permanent restrictions following this surgery?
What physical/recreational activities may I participate in after my surgery?
Will I notice anything different about my hip or knee?