Indications for total joint replacement for Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee

Indications for total joint replacement for Osteoarthritis of the hip or knee

  • • Severe pain unresponsive to medical therapy. For example:
    • – Consistently awakens from sleep as a result of pain.
    • – Cannot stand in one place for >20 to 30 minutes as a result of pain.
  • • Loss of joint function. For example:
    • – Cannot walk more than one block. Can’t put on shoes and socks.
    • – Had to move to single-story house or apartment because of inability to climb stairs.
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