Helpful Links BEFORE Surgery
For elective joint replacements, it is essential to optimize all possible modifiable risk factors and ensure medical conditions are stabilized prior to surgery. Our goal is to provide you with the best joint replacement experience possible, and to decrease your risk of post- operative complications.
It is recommended that all patients start these short, simple exercises at least 4 weeks before surgery to help activate your muscles and aide your recovery after surgery!
Days Leading Up to Surgery
Before your surgery, you will talk to your Physician(s) as to which medication you will need to discontinue taking prior to surgery.
You must stop all vitamins/ supplements, NSAIDs (ex: Aspirin, Advil, ibuprofen), Aspirin 1 week before surgery. Additionally, all blood thinners must be stopped as directed.
It is recommended that you take a few medications prior to surgery. These include an ointment that is placed up the nose, a skin preparatory soap for your skin, and a couple of vitamins. These steps are helpful to decreasing the risk of an infection in your joint replacement.
Helpful instructions for the days leading up to surgery and how to prepare yourself and your home for a successful recovery.
Post Op Recovery
Information to make your first days at home, and post op recovery a success
We utilize a multimodal approach to pain control, consisting of cryotherapy, NSAIDs, Tylenol and narcotic pain medicariton