Patients and Caregivers

Joint pain can make it hard to do the things you love. As you consider treatment options, potentially including joint replacement, it’s only natural that you’ll have questions.

You’re not alone on this journey. Every year several hundred thousand people are looking for a treatment for their knee, hip or shoulder pain.

Just like many other surgical procedures, you can do a lot to contribute to your recovery in order to achieve the best possible outcome. We want to support you with information when talking to your surgeon, who will advise you on what to expect from your surgery and how best to aid recovery.

Below you can find the areas that we will cover in more detail. Come back soon to find out more on how joint replacement can help improve the quality of life of joint patients and get them back to enjoying their favourite activities.

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Understanding your Joint
How your Joint works and Causes of Joint Pain

We understand that join pain can force you to change your life plans, but we want you to know that you’re not alone in this journey. Osteoarthritis is the most common musculoskeletal condition worldwide, and our solutions are designed to help millions of people just like you.

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What to Expect
Preparing for and Understanding Joint Replacement

If your doctor has recommended a joint replacement you can prepare yourself physically and mentally, sleep well, relax and try not to worry. Before surgery, you should remain active and speak to your doctor what exercises might be good for you before surgery and once you have your new joint.

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Your Recovery
How you can actively support the Healing Process

Because everyone is different, the time it takes for each individual to recover from surgery is unique. That being said, patients typically go through the same healing stages, regardless of the pace. Recognising the ways you can actively contribute can help manage expectations and aid recovery.

Learn more about Joint Health and Diagnosis of Joint Pain

Every year, millions of people all over the world suffer from joint pain. Many seek a professional opinion, are diagnosed, consider their options and go on to have treatment. However, it is a highly personal journey and for some, it is difficult to know when to seek a professional opinion.  In this section, we have put together some resources that may help you along your way.

Find out more about Treatment Options for Joint Pain

A diagnosis for joint pain is just the first milestone on the journey to getting back to doing the things you love. For some, a diagnosis can be a welcome relief. For others, it can be daunting to have to consider the treatment options. In this section, we have put together some education resources that may help.

Become Active on your Journey to Recovery

Everyone’s pathway through treatment and recovery is different, what works for someone else may not be best for you. However, you can do a lot to prepare for treatment and contribute to your recovery in order to achieve the best possible outcome. In this section, we have put together some resources that may help you along your way.