Are You Ready for a Joint Replacement?

According to our joint replacement experts, you may be ready for a joint replacement if you’re experiencing the following:

  • You have joint pain that keeps you awake at night
  • The pain in your knee prevents you from participating in your favorite recreational activities
  • You have stiffness in your joint that limits your ability to move or lift your leg 
  • You have attempted more conservative methods (i.e., exercise and/or drug therapy) without success

Signs you are NOT ready for a joint replacement include:

  • Joint pain that does not limit your routine activities
  • You have not attempted more conservative treatment options
  • Your symptoms are improving with conservative treatments

Recommendations for joint replacement surgery depend on your individual needs and goals and an evaluation by a joint replacement surgeon that involves your medical history, a physical examination, X-rays, and other tests.

Our joint replacement surgeons at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center specialize in reconstructive joint procedures including total joint arthroplasty. If you would like more information regarding joint pain or a total joint replacement, contact our doctors by calling (605) 341-1414 or schedule an appointment online.