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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano

joint replacement candidates, total joint replacement, knee replacements, hip replacements 
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Joint Replacement Candidates 

Who Is a Candidate for Joint Replacement?

When pain affects your lifestyle, you should talk to your doctor or seek a referral to one of the orthopedic specialists on the Baylor Scott & White - Plano medical staff to determine if joint replacement is right for you. Your doctor may first try conservative treatments, including:

  • Medications to reduce inflammation
  • Walking aids
  • Physical therapy and exercise 

You may be a candidate for joint replacement surgery if:

  • Conservative treatments do not relieve symptoms
  • Pain or limited range of motion affects daily activities
  • You avoid using the affected joint 

Younger patients with hip joint damage may be a candidate for a procedure called hip resurfacing, which leaves more bone intact than a total joint replacement. 

If you are older and worried about joint replacement surgery, talk to your doctor. Research has shown that even if you are older, joint replacement can restore movement and help you feel better. In fact, studies show that patients over 55 who have had total knee and total joint replacement surgeries still function well after 20 years. 

To contact the Total Joint Replacement Center, call 469.814.HIPS(4477). Get a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon on the Baylor Scott & White - Plano medical staff. 

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