Total joint replacement surgery (hip replacement/knee replacement) is among the most common Orthopedic surgeries and is recommended to those suffering from severe Arthritis and when all other forms of treatment have failed to give adequate relief.This surgery is the best option, as these days because of advancement of technique, result of these surgeries have vastly improved. Still if you have doubt about the need of the surgery,you can always seek second opinion.Rather it is always better to seek second opinion as it can settle any doubts that the patient may have.