Knee replacement surgery may be recommended when patients have advanced arthritis, significant knee joint damage, chronic knee pain, and functional limitations that impact their daily activities.

When scheduling a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon, be prepared to ask questions to help you understand the procedure, potential benefits, and recovery time.

Taking someone with you to your appointment can provide emotional support, help you take notes to remember information, and ask questions on your behalf.

Here are five questions to help you get started:

  • What are the potential benefits of total knee replacement surgery for my specific condition?
  • What are the potential risks and complications associated with total knee replacement surgery?
  • What is the typical recovery process after total knee replacement surgery, and how long does it take to regain full mobility and function?
  • What type of anesthesia will be used during the surgery, and what are the associated risks and side effects?
  • Are there any alternative treatments or procedures available for my condition that I should consider before opting for total knee replacement surgery?

    Surgeons at ROC were the first in Clackamas County to perform ACL repair, total joint replacement. Click here to learn more about knee replacement surgery.