Joint Replacements – Hip and Knee Replacements

The following information is linked to American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) website –

On the right hand side of the page, you will find information regarding practical aspects after Total Joint Replacement like Airport security, sleeping, How to live with your new joint, Dentist visits, recovery after surgery and non surgical options etc.

Information on Hip Osteoarthritis
Total Hip Replacements
Information on Knee Osteoarthritis
Total Knee Replacements


Information on Joint Replacements




Instructions at discharge following Total Knee Replacement



Please report to your doctor before surgery if you have any of these risk factors

Major Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism
Hereditary Risk Factors
Antithrombin deficiency
Elevated levels of factor VIII
Factor V Leiden mutation
Protein C or S deficiency
Prothrombin gene mutation
Acquired Risk Factors
Air travel
Antiphospholipid syndrome
BMI >30
Cancer or certain cancer treatments
Cardiovascular risk factors (smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus)
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Indwelling central venous catheters or pacemakers
Inflammatory bowel disease
Medical illness (heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Myeloproliferative disorders
Pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy
Presence of an IVC filter
Previous episode of venous thromboembolism

BMI, body mass index; IVC, inferior vena cava