How To Prepare > Questions You Should Consider Asking Your Orthopaedic Specialist

  • Should I wait to have joint replacement, or is it my best option?
  • How much of my pain will be relieved after joint replacement surgery?
  • Will my new joint allow me to be physically active? If so, how physically active can I be?
  • Are there risks or complications with this surgery? If so, what are they?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • How long will I be expected to stay at the hospital? Will I need to bring anything?
  • Will I see a doctor for any follow-up exams?