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Additional resources regarding Joint Care at Home During COVID-19 from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons can be found at

Knee Replacement

Hello, I'm Dr. Charles Davis, Chief of Hip and Knee Joint Arthroplasty at the Bone and Joint Institute at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Thank you for taking the time to view this resource on hip and knee arthritis and hip and knee pain.

This website will provide information about the symptoms of arthritis, the diagnosis of arthritis, and the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options available to you. This site is designed to help you make an informed decision with your doctor as to how best to manage your hip or knee pain.

Arthritis is a very common condition which affects millions of people in the United States. It can arise at any age, but typically is more common in older folks. There are several excellent nonsurgical treatment options for arthritis that we will review.

After exhausting nonsurgical options, if needed, various excellent surgical treatments are also available. The goal of all the treatment options is to help patients to resume active lifestyles
with significant pain relief.

We hope you, your family, and your caregivers find this resource convenient and helpful in making informed decisions about your course of care. Thank you.

This joint replacement education is broken into three sections. Select the section that applies to your status in the joint replacement process to get started: