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Understanding Your Loved One's Joint Surgery

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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