I am having a joint replacement

What to expect

If your surgeon has recommended surgery, there are a number of things you can do to prepare yourself and make your return home easier.   

This information will help you understand what to typically expect before, during and after your joint replacement. It’s always reassuring to have a better understanding of your surgery and what is involved.

Patients frequently ask questions about the topics in this section, and this information offers general responses. Please remember every patient is unique, and your needs may be quite different; you should discuss specific instructions with your orthopaedic specialist.

Please explore the sections on the right hand side of the page for more information on how to prepare for your surgery or login to watch some helpful videos below.

Overview of knee replacement

Overview of hip replacement

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Next Steps

Contact your GP or health professional to discuss your options