Welcome to myJointReplacement.ca.
Each year, thousands of Canadians undergo joint replacement surgery, mainly because their joints have been damaged by arthritis.
This web site is meant to guide and support you and your family as you move through the joint replacement experience - starting from the pre-operative visit through the surgery itself and finally to recovery and rehabilitation.
The site was created for people in the Canada who will be having knee or hip replacement surgery sometime in the near future. But even if you don't live here or if you have already had your surgery, you'll still find lots of useful information and advice.
- Look for our helpful videos, photos and handy checklists.
How are you feeling now that your surgery has been scheduled? You're probably looking forward to less pain and to becoming more active. But it's also normal to feel a bit anxious about what is going to happen to you before and after your operation.
who is waiting to have knee replacement surgery...
who has already had hip replacement surgery...
How to use this web site
You may decide to read all the information at once. Or you may want to look at each section separately as you get ready for and then recover from your operation.
We have added a special section for people whose first artificial joints have worn out, and who are having second joint replacement procedures. This is known as "revision" surgery. Look for key information about revision surgery wherever you see the following symbol:
Another new section is aimed at people who are getting new hip or knee joints on both sides during one operation. This is known as “bilateral” surgery. Look for key information about revision surgery wherever you see the following symbol:
myJointReplacement.ca gives Canadian patients and their families general information about what to expect before and after knee/hip and ankle replacement surgery. Your own experiences may not be exactly the same because practices are not the same in every hospital and rehabilitation program. The information here is NOT meant to replace advice from your physician or therapist. If you have any questions or concerns, always speak to your doctor or another member of your Care Team.