10 Common Questions People Ask After Joint Replacement Surgery

Dr. James Grace, orthopedic surgeon, answers 10 of the most common questions people ask after having a joint replacement. Questions include:

  1. How long do I have to wear the compression socks?
  2. I hear a clicking in my new joint; is that normal?
  3. I had surgery 6 months ago but I still feel swelling, and sometimes my new joint feels warmer than my other one. When will that go away?
  4. Will my new joint set off airport security? Do I need to carry a travel card?
  5. Do I need to take an antibiotic before going to the dentist? For how long?
  6. How long do I need to take pain medication, and how will I know when I don’t need it anymore?
  7. Do you keep my ACL when you did my new replacement?
  8. How long will my new joint last?
  9. How did you pick my new joint components?
  10. Will I have any permanent restrictions?

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