What to Expect After Hip Replacement Surgery

Recovery from hip replacement surgery can vary from person to person. Learn general how you may use pain medications, participate in physical therapy, and get back to your routine after surgery.

17 To-Do Items Before Hip Replacement Surgery

There are several things you can do before hip replacement surgery to make your recovery easier. Read these recommendations and talk to your surgeon about how to prepare.

Is Outpatient Hip Replacement Right for You?

What are some potential advantages and disadvantages to consider before choosing to have an outpatient hip replacement?

The Benefits of Losing Weight Before Knee Replacement

Surgeons often advise patients to lose weight before knee replacement surgery. For people who are very overweight, losing just 20 pounds may help improve their recovery.

How to Ask for Help After Surgery

Asking friends and family for help after a joint replacement surgery is a great way to get a handle on small chores and prevent injury.

Why Are Women Less Likely to Have a Joint Replacement?

Studies show that women are more likely to wait to have joint replacement surgery, even after symptoms and damage occur. Find out why gender differences affect who has joint replacement surgery.

Why Have a Double Knee Replacement?

If you have debilitating arthritis in both knees, you may be a candidate for having both knee replaced at once, known as a double or bilateral knee replacement.

5 Questions to Ask About Managing Joint Surgery Pain

When you're planning on a joint replacement surgery, it's important to know your options for pain management. Ask you surgeon these questions to find out his or her plan for managing your pain.

When Is Joint Revision Surgery Needed?

Most joint replacements last years without any problems. But as joint replacement patients get younger, an increasing number of people may need a second joint replacement, known as a joint revision surgery.

5 Quad Exercises to Do After Knee Replacement

These 5 quad exercises—plus 1 bonus execise—can help you get back on your feet after a knee replacement surgery.

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