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When should I have a joint replacement?

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The decision to have a joint replacement is determined by the patient after an informed discussion with a qualified surgeon. The decision may safely be delayed as long as the patient is satisfied with their function and the pain is tolerable. These factors are as individual as each patient.

Reasonable measures for conservative management of pain and disability are typically exhausted prior to joint replacement surgery. These include medicines, injections, activity and body weight modifications, and lifestyle considerations specific to each patient.

In general, your health and activity level are the primary consideration. Age is not a determinate factor for proceeding with joint replacement surgery.

When should I have a joint replacement?

The decision to have a joint replacement is determined by the patient after an informed discussion with a qualified surgeon. The decision may safely be delayed as long as the patient is satisfied with their function and the pain is tolerable. These factors are as individual as each patient.

Reasonable measures for conservative management of pain and disability are typically exhausted prior to joint replacement surgery. These include medicines, injections, activity and body weight modifications, and lifestyle considerations specific to each patient.

In general, your health and activity level are the primary consideration. Age is not a determinate factor for proceeding with joint replacement surgery.