10 Questions You Should Ask Your Orthopaedic Specialist

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  1. Is joint replacement the best option for me now, or should I wait?

  2. If I have joint replacement surgery, how much of my pain will be relieved?

  3. How physically active can I be with a new joint?

  4. How do joint replacements compare?

  5. What are the risks or complications of joint replacement surgery?

  6. How long will I be in the hospital, and how soon after having the procedure can I get back to normal daily activities?

  7. Is joint replacement covered by my health insurance?

  8. After the procedure, will I see you or my regular doctor for follow-up care?

  9. How many of these procedures have you performed?