Preparing For Surgery

How to prepare for arthroscopic shoulder surgery

In order to achieve the best results from shoulder surgery and help ensure everything goes smoothly, the longer you have to prepare, the better. This is the perfect time to make sure your body is in the best shape possible for surgery, and a good time to prepare your home for your recovery.

Before your surgeon performs the surgery, he or she may have you:

  • Get a physical exam, blood work and urine analysis to get a sense of any problems that could arise
  • Adjust certain medications like blood thinners
  • Get any healthy issues like diabetes or high blood pressure under control

You and your caregiver should take this time to familiarize yourselves with the surgery and what to expect. You should also learn what you can do to prepare your home for your rehabilitation. View below or click here to print some common frequently asked questions.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if shoulder arthroscopy is right for you.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if shoulder arthroscopy is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of shoulder replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if shoulder replacement is right for you.