Preparing For Surgery

How to prepare for hip replacement surgery

This is the perfect time to make sure your body is in the best shape for surgery and a good time to prepare your home for your recovery.

In the weeks leading up to surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon may:

  • Restrict and/or supplement your diet
  • Ask you to stop taking certain medications
  • Refer you to a physical therapist and recommend if pre-surgical exercises are right for you

You and your caregiver should take this time to familiarize yourselves with the surgery and what to expect during your hospital stay. You should also find out what to bring to the hospital to make your time there more comfortable. Click here to learn what you can do to prepare your home for your rehabilitation.

Did you know that 70 to 80 percent of health problems can be diagnosed by the information the patient provides his or her doctor? 1

Preparation is the key to communication

 
 
References
  • Jacoby, Dana. The Exclusive Guidebook to the World of Medicine. Med Ed Pub, Page 44. Publication date 4/28/2007

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of hip 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 hip replacement 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 hip arthroscopy is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of hip 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 hip replacement is right for you.