Understanding Your Loved One's Joint Surgery

As a caregiver, you may find it helpful to understand a little about how the joint you'll be caring for works, and about the specific joint replacement surgery. There are several ways to learn about what will be happening, and these articles are a great place to start:

For knee replacement surgery:

What Is Causing My Knee Pain?
How Is Knee Replacement Surgery Performed?
Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery
Tips for When You're at Home

For hip replacement surgery:

What Is Causing My Hip Pain?
How Is Hip Replacement Performed?
Preparing for Hip Replacement Surgery
Tips for When You're at Home

For elbow replacement surgery:

What Is Causing My Elbow Pain?
How Is Elbow Replacement Performed?
Preparing for Elbow Replacement Surgery
Tips for When You're at Home

For shoulder replacement surgery:

What Is Causing My Shoulder Pain?
How Is Shoulder Replacement Performed?
Preparing for Shoulder Replacement Surgery
Tips for When You're at Home

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To find a doctor near you, click the ‘find-a-doc’ link. For printed information on joint replacement, call 1-800-HIP-KNEE.
Talk to your surgeon about whether joint replacement or another treatment is right for you and the risks of the procedure, including the risk of implant wear, loosening or failure, and pain, swelling and infection. Zimmer Biomet does not practice medicine; only a surgeon can answer your questions regarding your individual symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.