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Is Joint Replacement Right for You?

To help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for joint replacement surgery, we’ve developed a simple self-assessment. You can take the assessment at the link below to see if joint replacement is right for you, and please share the results with your physician at your next visit.

This is a self-assessment and is not intended to substitute a physician's examination or diagnosis.


I have persistent pain or stiffness after getting out of bed in the morning.

I have soreness and swelling in one or more joints.

I have persistent pain, stiffness, soreness or swelling in one or more joints on an ongoing/recurrent basis.

I avoid activities that I have previously loved doing (going to church, walking, shopping, etc.).

My joint pain is interfering with my sleep.

I am avoiding social activities because I do not want to slow everyone else down.

My joint pain or the restrictions in my physical activity are making me feel anxious, helpless or depressed.

I have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and have been holding off total joint replacement.