My knee replacement hasn't worn out yet but I imagine pain in my knee would be my first symptom.
I would not be having surgery on my hip or spine without knowing for sure that pain is originating there. I'm a little confused about why you are considering this when your knee is what's hurting. You should know that spinal surgery is only about 50% successful for treating pain so that's not something you even want to consider without several opinions. Before you do anything you need to have MRIs and x-rays on your hips and spine. Take one thing at a time. Don't try and find one cause for all your pain because it's possible to have more than one thing wrong at a time. And definitely get as many opinions from orthopedic surgeons as possible before having any kind of surgery.View Thread
I know there are doctors that specialize in fixing failed joint replacements because there's one in my area. This information is readily available on the doctor's web page. Look at the web sites for all the doctors in your area. You may have to travel a bit but you'll find someone.View Thread
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