Symptoms that are indications for joint replacement surgery in a patient with arthritis of the hip or knee

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Symptoms that are indications for joint replacement surgery in a patient with arthritis of the hip or knee

  • • Inability to walk more than one block as a result of pain.
  • • Inability to stand in one place for >20 to 30 minutes as a result of pain.
  • • Inability to obtain restful sleep resulting from pain when rolling over in bed at night.
  • • Inability to climb stairs without a railing (fall risk).
  • • Difficulty putting on pants, socks, and shoes.

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