Here are some questions that may be helpful to ask your doctor when
considering knee surgery. We suggest you print this list and take it
with you to your appointment. It's also a good idea to keep a record
of your knee pain to share with your doctor at the same time.
- Do I need to have surgery? If so, do I need it immediately?
- What would happen if I wait six months? One year?
- If I need surgery, what complications may occur with this kind
- How many surgeries of this type have you done?
- What is the expected recovery time from surgery?
- How many days will I be in the hospital after surgery?
- Will I have physical therapy? If so, how often and for how
- Will I need full-time or part-time care? If so, for how
- How soon will I be able to resume normal lifestyle
activities besides walking (i.e., work, sports, housework,
- Am I a candidate for minimally invasive
- Will an implant make it difficult to go
through metal detectors?