Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group have developed a new patient decision aid for total knee and hip replacements which provides information on:

  • When it would be of benefit to have a total knee or hip replacement;
  • Steps to take prior to knee or hip replacement surgery;
  • Exploration of some possible preconceptions about knee or hip replacement surgery;
  • What to expect at the time of and after a knee or hip replacement.

This service is provided for patients for whom knee or hip replacement is being considered as a possible option, either now or at some time in the future. The decision aid consists of a video in which a consultant surgeon will show you what the operation involves and a series of questions to enable you to make a decision as to whether total knee or hip replacement surgery is the best option for you.

Register online at with your email address to view the video. Allow about 40 minutes. You may like to watch the videos and complete the questions with a friend or relative.

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