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.