This book is nonfiction containing medical information on the subjects of knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery covering approximately 99% of the facets and germane facts about these two quite complex subjects. We also cover what these two journeys have in common and uncover and explain commonly misunderstood issues. This is a book for the ordinary person considering whether or not to have either replacement knee surgery or replacement hip surgery done and offers advice and wisdom on this often complex and confusing subject matter, no matter what path is chosen. So, in answer to the question, "What can the reader obtain?", the reader will obtain new knowledge and understanding of these complex issues and can choose what pieces of this knowledge they wish to fully comprehend--as such, knowledge, understanding and comprehension are to be obtained--of course! What is the general tone of the Joint Replacement Surgery book? The tone is both technical and non-technical, both serious and humorous (when appropriate), and is an artful, thoughtful blend created to enhance understanding and to dispel confusion for the reader. We have covered these two topics (hip replacement or knee replacement) from the points-of-view of the patients (both hip surgery and knee surgery); physician; and professional, medical caregivers. Robert Holland (writing as the patient who's had a knee replacement twice) and Francine Campone (as the patient who’s had both hips replaced, bring their fresh, up-to-date and erudite perspectives about going through this journey of knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery from being healthy, through debilitating arthritis, and back to health once again--and they both present it as a journey from before they suspected the need for joint replacement to having successfully completed it. In addition, we have added non-captioned cartoons at the front of each chapter. These have been cleverly composed by our illustrator, Ryan Counts, to lighten up the tone and somber mood (nature) so it leaves the reader better able to make their decisions without the obviously, heavy, emotional burden of the subject matter of knee surgery and hip surgery from irrationally coloring their decision, i.e. the need to have a knee replacement or hip replacement.