Once your hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery has been scheduled, it is time for you to get prepared! The pre-operative stage is very crucial and certain lifestyle, dietary and other changes can improve the outcome of the surgery. Adequate information about the surgical procedure, expected outcomes, as well as understanding the risks and complications can help you face the challenges of surgery and assist in a smooth recovery.
Before surgery, your doctor will perform a complete physical examination to make sure you don't have any conditions that could interfere with the surgery or the outcomes. Routine tests, such as most of the blood tests and X-rays, are usually performed a week before surgery.
Important things you should know before the surgery are:
* Get all your questions addressed with your surgeon before you go for surgery.