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.
In order to use the decision aid, 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:
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