Your total joint care question guide

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Conversation is an important part of your care.

Asking questions and getting the right answers is a crucial part of the process. We have prepared a list for you as a starting point, but please ask us whatever you need to feel comfortable and informed.

Questions to ask about your total joint diagnosis.
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  • Why do you think this is the right diagnosis for me?
  • Is my condition common, and have you treated it before?
  • What caused this to happen?
  • Will I be able to get back to doing what I want to do every day?
Questions to ask about your non-surgical treatment.
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  • What are my treatment options and which one do you think is best for me?
  • Who will be providing my treatment?
  • How long will this treatment take?
  • What kind of results can I expect from this treatment?
  • How long will I feel relief from the treatment?
  • What happens next if non-surgical options don’t do enough to ease my pain?
Questions to ask about your surgical options.
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  • Am I too old or too young to have hip or knee surgery?
  • How do you know I’m fit for surgery?
  • What are the pros and cons of surgery?
  • Is it true that many total joint patients go home the same day?
  • Can you operate on me if I’m considered high-risk?
  • I have had hip or knee surgery in the past and it failed. Can anything else be done for me?
  • How has total joint surgery improved over the years?
  • Are there any clinical trials available that may help me?
  • What changes will I need to make to stay healthy?
Other questions that may come up during your treatment.
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  • Who should I contact if I have any questions or concerns?
  • How will I know that I am doing well?
  • What should I do if I feel like I’m not doing well?
  • Is it OK for me to get a second opinion? [Hyperlink to Second Opinion page]
  • Who can I get help from to understand my bill and payment options?
  • Is there anyone who can help me with getting to and from the hospital?

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