Guide to Hip & Knee Replacement

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Approximately 7 million Americans live with a hip or knee replacement. A joint replacement surgery often helps ease pain and increase mobility for seniors, increasing their quality of life. However, as with any surgery, there is a lot to learn and prepare for to achieve the best outcome. 

Our comprehensive guide gives seniors and their family members an overview of hip and knee replacement surgeries. We also include specific tips to help you prepare for your surgery and recovery safely.  

 

 

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“There are also many things you can do to prepare [for joint replacement]... By planning ahead, you can help ensure a smooth surgery and speedy recovery” –

what's COVERed in the guide to hip and knee replacement:

  • Overview of hip and knee replacements 
  • Tips to prepare for surgery 
  • Explanation of what to expect on the day of surgery 
  • Information about post-surgery hospital care 
  • Details on safely recovering at home 
  • List of potential complications 

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"Joint replacement surgery is outstanding — the results have been excellent, and the outcome of most patients is wonderful. However, there are risks to this surgery, and it is important to understand these before you proceed."

– Jonathan Cluett, MD

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"Careful preparation for surgery... helps ensure a successful procedure and smooth recovery"

– American Society of Anesthesiologists

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