Hip or knee replacement surgery is a major operation and requires a lot of rehabilitation, both before and after surgery. As a patient, you need to take the time and effort to prepare your mind and body. Good preparation will result in faster recovery time, fewer problems and a smoother recovery at home.
Research has shown that the patients who do best are those who want to learn about their surgery by asking questions and looking for information. People manage their surgery and recovery better when they are prepared. You have already started this by using this website!
This section will teach you how to prepare yourself and your home, the equipment you may need, transportation, and the classes you may attend in the weeks leading up to your surgery.
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