Summer has finally approached, and it’s time to travel! If you recently had joint replacement surgery, no need to worry – traveling is still in your future. If the proper actions are taken, it should be safe to travel soon after your surgery.
In planning your treatment, your doctor will consider many things, including your age, activity level and general health. If nonsurgical treatment methods, such as medication and physical therapy, don’t relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement surgery.
Your doctor and health care team will provide you with information to help you prepare for surgery. Never hesitate to ask questions, but what questions should you ask?
Your knees ache. It’s hard to climb the stairs or exercise. The pain in your hip seems to be getting worse. If your doctor says you’re a candidate for joint surgery, you probably have many questions that will determine your decision. Joint replacement surgery is a big decision, one that impacts both you and your caregivers. Your doctor can answer some, but others are more personal. Ask yourself these 10 questions to see if you are ready.