Understanding Surgical Risks
Joint replacement risk assessment is critical to exceptional outcomes. The Risk Assessment and Prediction Tool determines how soon you go home after surgery. Evaluations start with meeting your doctor and depend on what you need to function again.
Pre-admission tests consist of blood work, EKG, social work assessment and medical clearance. Checklists can guide you through all the steps. If you have not identified a support team, ask your friends, family and neighbors.
Pre-Surgical Lifestyle Adjustments
A healthy lifestyle supports a better surgical result. Aim for a healthy weight with a balanced diet and exercise. The sooner you stop smoking, the better. Cut down on alcohol preoperatively, and minimize narcotics before surgery.
Personal Care Team & Personal Planning
Home support helps us connect you to rehab resources. To ensure your safety, we build plans with precautions. If you recently had hip and knee surgery, we will partner you with nurses and therapists for guidance and protection.