Is Joint Replacement Surgery Right for Me?
First, ask yourself these questions:
- Does joint pain limit my everyday activities, such as walking, bending, using chairs or stairs, reaching, or dressing?
- Does joint pain continue, even when I'm resting?
- Does joint pain continue, even when I take normal dosages of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen?
- Does joint pain continue, even after treatments such as cortisone injections, physical therapy, or the use of a walking device?
- Does stiffness limit my ability to move, lift, or bend?
- Does my knee bow in or out, or remain swollen or inflamed, even after rest and medication?
- Do I experience loss of motion and/or weakness in my shoulder?
- Do I experience harmful or unpleasant side effects from prescribed joint medications?
- Am I unable to tolerate cortisone injections, physical therapy, or the use of a walking device?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor about joint replacement, or call the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
at 1-866-501-CJRI (2574).
Joint Replacement to Restore Motion and Renew Vitality
Total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery, as well as other surgical and non-surgical treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the joints.