Orthopaedic Pre & Post op guide

We want to ensure that all our patients have a smooth recovery. Every patient receives a tailored recovery plan specifically designed by their surgeon for their recovery. For some general points, we have put together a guide to help you prepare and recover from your orthopaedic surgery. Always follow the instructions given to you by your medical team.

Orthopaedic Pre & Post op guide

Preparing for surgery

Depending on exactly which surgery you have, there are many useful things you can do to prepare for surgery.

Six and more weeks before
One to two weeks before
The day before
Day of surgery
Medication

Recovery

There are a number of factors that will determine how your recovery will be including:

  • The surgery you undertake
  • Type of anaesthetic used
  • How fit you are before surgery
  • Your general health
  • How well you follow your post-operative instructions

You should always follow the instructions you are given that are tailored for you. Below is a general guide:

Aftercare
Mobility and Movement
Post-operative appointments

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