Hip And Knee Surgery – Preparation
Once you have decided to go ahead with surgery, it is important to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for the operation as well as take some practical steps to minimise the risk of complications. Your active role in the pre-operative and post-operative periods is essential to achieving a successful result.
Before elective surgery, it is important that you are in optimal health. Dr. Farah will perform a physical examination and will refer you for routine tests including X-rays, blood tests, bacterial swabs and an ECG.
The following general points are important to consider:
Detailed information regarding your hospital stay, the type of anaesthetic to be used, the likely postoperative course and any special postoperative instructions such as physiotherapy will be provided closer to the time of surgery. You will have an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have at this time.
Prior to surgery you need to prepare ahead of time for your return home after surgery. The following may be helpful for you to consider:
If you are having Day Surgery, remember the following: