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Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

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​​​​​​​​​​IN THIS GUIDE

If you've been scheduled for a joint replacement, you probably have some questions. Our guide offers the answers you're looking for, and helps you prepare for your operation.

 

About the Operation

A joint replacement involves inserting an artificial joint. Joint replacement surgery is needed when the joint becomes worn out, usually due to arthritis. The surgeon removes the damaged ends of your joint and replaces it with an artificial implant. The specially designed metal and plastic parts are custom fit to your joint to restore smooth and painless movement.

Hip replacement

A hip joint replacement means replacing one or both sides of the hip joint with an artificial socket and a metal ball and stem.

  • Hip Replacement, before surgery
    Before Surgery
     
    Hip Replacement, before surgery
    Hip Replacement
    Before Surgery
  • Hip Replacement, after surgery
    After Surgery
     
    Hip Replacement, after surgery
    Hip Replacement
    After Surgery

Knee replacement

A knee joint replacement means replacing one or both sides of the knee joint and often the underside of the knee cap.

  • Knee Replacement, before surgery
    Before Surgery
     
    Knee Replacement, before surgery
    Knee Replacement
    Before Surgery
  • Knee Replacement, after surgery
    After Surgery
     
    Knee Replacement, after surgery
    Knee Replacement
    After Surgery

You will stay in the hospital for ​2 days.

If you require any equipment to assist you when you go back home, please plan to have it delivered to your home prior to your discharge.

Download a printable version of the full guide:
Having a Joint Replacement​​​