A patient-reported outcomes program can help you choose the right surgeon and facility.
In this article, the AAOS Registry Program’s Public Advisory Board (PAB) member Timothy Mojonnier shares his personal experience as a joint replacement surgery patient. This article is not a substitute for physician recommendations.
Timothy M. Mojonnier
President, Mojonnier & Associates
Educator, Loyola University
My symptoms appeared ten years ago while playing tennis. As I moved towards the net, I felt a stabbing pain in my right knee, so severe that I could barely walk. Upon returning home and getting x-rays, my orthopaedic specialist delivered the news: I had osteoarthritis. She indicated it was likely that I would eventually require a knee replacement; however, for eight years I was able to avoid the surgeon’s scalpel through a combination of physical therapy and medication.