South Shore Hospital's Total Joint Replacement Program offers end-to-end care for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgery is a major surgery and the goal of the program is to guide and partner with patients through the entire process—from pre-surgery education to home care and physical therapy. This is the story of one patient who is finally able to live life pain-free thanks to multiple joint replacement surgeries at South Shore Hospital.
If chronic knee or hip pain has been ruling your life, total joint replacement surgery is a major step toward getting you back to an active lifestyle free from pain. Despite the overall success rate for most patients, a hip or knee replacement is still a major surgery and requires careful planning. Part of this planning means having complete confidence in the surgeon you choose.
The following are five key things you should look for when choosing a total joint replacement surgeon:
Chronic knee or hip pain can make life miserable. Even when you are in pain every day, it’s not always easy to make the decision to seek joint replacement surgery. Patients need to carefully weigh the benefits and risks and understand that it will require significant rehabilitation to get you back to a full and active life without the limitations imposed by joint pain.
Below are five common signs that it’s time to have your knee or hip replaced: