Patients who have replacement surgery do better when they are given more care before surgery. A study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery confirms that pre-conditioning makes a positive impact on the recovery of the patient. Some examples of pre-conditioning include:

  • Reassurance to the patient that pain would be controlled
  • Explanation of the benefit of walking early after surgery
  • Strengthening muscles before surgery
  • Explaining to both the patient and family members all aftercare instructions
  • Recommending extra pre- and post-surgery physical therapy sessions

Our patients leave us in just 3.5 days! Nearly all of our patients are up and walking the day after surgery.