What to Know About Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery

How effective are total hip replacements at treating arthritis?

Is there a problem with waiting too long before deciding to have your hip or knee replaced?

Setting Expectations with Your Surgeon

Will my surgeon use a computer, robot, or custom cutting guide in my surgery?

How long will I stay in the hospital?

What is recovery like in the hospital?

Will I be in a lot of pain?

Can I go directly home after the hospital?

Will I be able to climb stairs?

Will I be able to drive?

How long will I be out of work?

Will I have to take pain medication?

Will I need physiotherapy?

How long will I continue to improve?

How long will my new joint last?

Will I need follow-up care after I’m well?

Will my artificial joint set off airport security metal detectors?

Should I be worried about wearing out my joint?

How much will my joint replacement weigh?

What sporting activities may I return to?

Are there any activities I am recommended not to participate in after I recover from my joint replacement?

Obesity, Weight Loss, and Joint Replacement Surgery

Shellharbour Public Hospital
15-17 Madigan Blvd
Mount Warrigal NSW 2528
Escarpment Orthopaedics & Sports
54 Princes Highway
West Wollongong NSW 2500
Wollongong Private Hospital
360/364 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500
Wollongong Public Hospital
252 Loftus St
Locked Bag 8808
South Coast Mail Centre