More than 1.25 million Americans will undergo knee or hip replacement surgery every year. And while most will report a dramatic improvement in their quality of life following recovery, some will experience a rougher road to recovery than others.

Putting Your Best Foot Forward for Joint Surgery Success

Joint replacement surgery can decrease pain and improve mobility. Patients can increase the success of the procedure by following expert advice during recovery.

If you or someone you care about is thinking about joint replacement surgery, experts say that there are steps you can take to make your recovery smoother and your procedure even more successful.