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.