What You Need to Know About Hip and Knee Replacements
March 18, 2014•9 min
Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) both cause joint pain and limit movement. OA results from wear-and-tear of the cartilage cushioning the joints, typically after injury or with advancing age. RA is a less common form of arthritis known as an autoimmune disease. When hip and knee pain interferes with everyday function, replacement surgery may be recommended. Based on the amount of arthritis or wear on your joint, there are different replacement options available. For many individuals, replacement surgery can drastically improve the quality of life.Listen as the experts from Cleveland Clinic give you the most up to date information on Arthritis and how you can manage your pain when living with Arthritis.We're Talking About Your Health with Cleveland Clinic!