A: Yes if

1. I am no longer able to do my routine work without help

2.  I have pain that keeps me awake at night despite the use of drugs

3. I have pain that keeps me from being able to walk or bend over

4. I have pain that isn’t relieved by rest

5. I have pain that is not responding to non-surgical approaches.

6. I have been told that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.

7.  The disease osteoarthritis is wearing me down physically, emotionally, and mentally.

8. I am suffering from severe side effects from the drugs

9. Advanced arthritis is demonstrated on my test

10. If significant joint damage has occurred on my tests.