We hope the information given within this aid will help you better understand the risks and benefits of joint replacement surgery. This decision aid has been designed using the National Joint Registry (NJR) to help you understand your own risks from surgery using information from people like you.
We will need to know a few things about you in order to calculate the risks and benefits of surgery you are considering. If you have previously undergone an operation for a joint replacement, the calculated risk may not be as accurate.
If there is anything that you don’t understand after working through the aid, please discuss the options further with your clinician. You may wish to take a printout of the aid results for your consultation. If you have other questions that you would like to answer, please see the useful links menu.
In order to continue, you will need to know:
It seems that you have filled this questionnaire before. Would you like to have the questionnaire pre-filled with your old data? You would have an opportunity to make changes if necessary.
This Joint Replacement Decision Aid was built by the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol with support from the NJR and Arthritis Research UK.
The mathematical models for knees and hips were developed by the following groups:
This website was designed and developed by:
Special thanks to the Sheffield patient panel and Arthritis Care Sheffield groups for their feedback throughout the project.
Effective date: March 03, 2019
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Last updated: March 03, 2019
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