In his decision, the doctor relies on data, the most important of which is the radiograph of the joint and the symptoms explained by the patient. Therefore, if a bad radiograph showing the contact of the two articulated bones is associated with severe pain, especially before sleeping and when waking up, as well as in the case of walking for a short period and climbing the stairs, then the doctor’s decision will be a procedure Joint replacement surgery (joint implantation).

But if the symptoms of the patient are not very bad even in the case of a bad radiograph, the doctor goes to other procedures such as injecting oily needles into the joint and analgesics, in order to delay the procedure of joint replacement (joint implantation) to the longest possible age to make the most of the life of the joint.