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Patient Guide to Joint Surgery

You’ve tried every possible alternative treatment without lasting success, but the pain is still unbearable so your doctor recommends surgery. Use this guide to learn about the most common types of joint surgery, preparing for surgery and what happens after surgery.

 

COMMON SURGICAL PROCEDURES

What are your options – or the options your doctor recommends?  The most common surgical approaches are listed here.

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PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Nothing else has worked so doctors tell me that surgery is the only way to make the pain go away and let me enjoy a normal life again. So, what’s next?

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AFTER SURGERY

Since mobility will be a challenge, make sure your home is prepared for you when you get out of the hospital.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about joint surgery surgery.

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