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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Living with Your New Joint

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Many people who have had a hip or knee joint replaced find that they are able to resume much of the active lifestyle they enjoyed prior to the surgery. Activities like walking, biking, hiking, traveling and gardening can be enjoyed again when the pain is gone.

While some things are “back to normal” after your hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery, there are some new concerns you may have as you live with your new joint:

» Getting a Good Night’s Sleep after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

» Will my artificial joint set off airport security metal detectors?

» Implant Recall Concern: How reliable will my new joint be?

» Preventing Infection in Your Joint at the Dentist’s Office

Your surgeon is your best source for information and can answer any further questions you may have about living with your new joint.

These articles have been written and peer reviewed by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee and the AAHKS Evidence Based Medicine Committee.
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