Once we have made a joint decision together that you require joint replacement surgery, you need to prepare physically and mentally for the procedure ahead. Though the pathway differs from hospital to hospital, a few things remain constant. You will have a pre-admission check (usually a nurse led questionnaire) with routine blood tests and ECGs. If medical issues have been discovered (e.g. very high blood pressure) then these need to be addressed before the surgery.
There are things that you can do optimize results following surgery. I am passionate about treating the whole patient, not just the hip and knee joint. As a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, I have a free downloadable guide for my patients to provide you with more information.
As always, if you have any questions or queries, feel free to email or contact me. I am always here to reassure you