There’s no denying that when you suffer from chronic hip or knee pain, you find it difficult to engage in many of the activities you enjoy most. In fact, you might even have trouble completing simple daily tasks, like climbing stairs or getting out of your car.
This is why so many Americans elect to have hip or knee replacement surgeries every year. Total joint replacement surgeries are some of the most common elective procedures in the country, with around 700,000 knee replacements and 400,000 hip replacements performed annually. And, a contemporary joint replacement is designed to last for 20 years, which is a longer duration than in the past.
Ninety percent of those who elect to have a total joint replacement enjoy improved mobility and are able to get back to the active lifestyle they were previously accustomed to. Of course, there are risks associated with any type of surgery, so it’s important to understand when the benefits of joint replacement surgery could outweigh those potential risks.
Here are five of the most common signs your life could improve following a total joint replacement:
If the above symptoms are all too familiar to you, it could be time to speak to your doctor about your options. He or she can discuss whether or not total joint replacement surgery could improve your quality of life, as well as inform you about any potential risks or complications.
Each of our Springpoint continuing care retirement communities in New Jersey and Delaware offer on-site senior rehabilitation programs designed to help you recover from a total joint replacement as quickly as possible. Our professional team is comprised of caring individuals from Genesis Rehab Services, one of the nation’s largest long-term care and rehabilitation providers, and other high quality organizations. For more information about our high quality senior rehabilitation services, please contact us today.