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If you and your orthopedic physician have decided you should have joint replacement, don't wait until the day of your surgery to start preparing. Your chances of a smooth recovery will improve if you're willing to put in some prep work before the procedure.
There are some key arrangements you should make before you’re admitted for surgery:
Your recovery will be easier and less stressful if you prepare your home before you head to the hospital.
In addition to the Joint Replacement Guidebook you received, bring along the following:
Your physician will give you specific instructions to prep for your surgery, but here are a few things to expect.
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