Consider joint replacement if your pain:
- Keeps you from enjoying hobbies, work or a good night’s sleep
- Doesn’t go away after nonsurgical treatments, such as joint injections or physical therapy
To make sure you’re a good candidate for treatment, a surgeon will ask many questions about your symptoms and overall health. The doctor will review the results of your joint X-rays and watch as you walk, sit, bend and move. If the physician determines you qualify for joint replacement, it’s your decision whether to receive surgery.