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Take the Hip Pain Assessment to determine your next steps
Learn about causes, self care, and treatment of your arthritis
Surgery may or may not be the right choice for you. Only careful discussion and thought can help you decide whether to have surgery.
Your doctor may recommend hip replacement when:
This Decision Aid will lead you through three steps, in three different sections. Some of these steps will begin with a few questions. You can then read and learn about hip-replacement or surgery, based on the answers you have given.
You may print out your personal report and bring it to your health care provider, if you wish.
You may be getting plenty of advice from your doctors, nurses, and others at your doctors’ offices and at the hospital where you will have surgery.
Even with all of this information from others, it is important for you to make sure you are ready for hip-replacement surgery and the recovery period after surgery.
Your answers from the “Getting Ready for Surgery” Assessment have been used to help guide you to make sure that:
Click start button to start new assessment or click resume button to continue with your previously closed assessment.
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Learn about Hip Pain basics, Treatment, & Surgical Options
Do you have questions about the various types of surgery, getting ready for and life after surgery?
Having A Healthy Hip Joint Is ImportantA good first step is to learn more about your hip arthritis and what you can do to manage it.
Do you have questions about the causes of hip pain, self treatment and professional care?
This tool is intended for informational purposes only, it does not provide medical advice and should not be used in emergency situations. If you think you have a medical emergency, immediately contact your doctor, our hospital or call 911.