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Information for Patients & Caregivers

Questions to ask your surgeon

What should I ask my surgeon before knee replacement surgery?

If your doctor recommends joint replacement, it is normal to have many questions about the procedure.

Below are some questions you may want to discuss with your doctor:

What are the risks and potential complications of knee replacement?

How long will the procedure take?

What are the clinical results of the implant system you have chosen?

What will happen if I don’t have surgery?

What, in your opinion, makes this implant the very best available implant for my condition?

How long will my joint last?

How long will I be in the hospital?

When will I be able to resume normal activities?

What can I do to help my recovery?

What follow up treatment will I receive?

Do you have any written information about the treatment that I could have?

 


See also:

What is a Knee Replacement?
Knee Joint Replacement
Knee Surgery Options