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St. Lucie Medical Center
St. Lucie Medical Center Emergency Room at Darwin Square

Questions You Should Consider

10 Questions You Should Consider Asking Your Orthopedic Specialist

  1. Is joint replacement the best option for me now, or should I wait?
  2. If I have joint replacement surgery, how much of my pain will be relieved?
  3. How physically active can I be with a new joint?
  4. How do joint replacements compare?
  5. Would you recommend minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for me?
  6. What are the risks or complications of joint replacement surgery?
  7. How long will I be in the hospital, and how soon after having the procedure can I get back to normal daily activities?
  8. Is joint replacement covered by my health insurance?
  9. After the procedure, will I see you or my regular doctor for follow-up care?
  10. How many of these procedures have you performed?