Chances are when Shakira sang, “My hips don’t lie and I am starting to feel it’s right,” she wasn’t contemplating hip replacement. Or knee replacement, for that matter.
But our body sends signals when it’s running out of steam. When you are tired, you rest. When you are hungry, you eat.
But what happens when age takes its toll on our joints? When should you consider joint replacement?
Here’s are some questions to ask yourself:
- Are you having constant pain in your hip?
- Does pain in your hip interfere with your ability to sleep?
- Do you have difficultly starting to walk when you rise from a chair?
- Are you having constant pain in your knee?
- Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis?
- Does the pain in your knee keep you awake at night?
- Have you stopped exercising (biking, walking, running, etc.) because of the pain in your knee?
At the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons have fellowship training in the latest hip and knee replacement surgical techniques. We have perfected methods for the very best in pre-operative and post-operative care, preventing complications and getting the best outcomes for joint replacement surgery.
We have established protocols for pre-operative and post-operative knee care to help you recover faster and get the best surgical outcome possible.