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My doctor has recommended surgery for my arthritis. What do I need to do?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
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In brief: What joint?

Depends on what joint and what surgery was offered.
Generally it's your choice whether you want the surgery or not as these are elective procedures.

In brief: What joint?

Depends on what joint and what surgery was offered.
Generally it's your choice whether you want the surgery or not as these are elective procedures.
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Think about it

There usually isn't a rush to perform surgery for arthritic palliation.
Get a second opinion, possibly from a rheumatologist.

In brief: Think about it

There usually isn't a rush to perform surgery for arthritic palliation.
Get a second opinion, possibly from a rheumatologist.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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