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


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
  • Adherence to your post-operative instructions

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

Mobility and Movement
Post-operative appointments


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