Surgery Preparation & Recovery

Planning for a knee replacement surgery isn’t a one- day’s procedure. Depending on an individual case, the surgeon will evaluate, re-evaluate, and then schedule the surgery.
It is the surgeon’s duty to provide you with vital pre and post-operative instructions, but it is the patient’s role to abide with them for the best results, risk-free surgery, and a good recovery period.

Preparing for the Surgery

  • Some medications must be stopped
  • Some patients may require blood donation, so this must be planned in advance
  • A strengthening program prior to the surgery may be recommended to assist in recovery
  • Any history of reaction or allergies of anesthesia must be discussed
  • You will be requested to eat mainly liquid foods
  • You must turn up for the surgery with a care provider, baggy clothes, a crutch or a walker
  • Some changes must be done in your house regarding light and objects

The Recovery Period

  • Treatment after the surgery that include antibiotics and painkillers will be provided
  • Avoid slippery grounds
  • You must get help from your friends or relatives
  • Use a crutch or a walker whenever necessary
  • Create enough space in your house
  • Adjustments in the kitchen and the bedroom are necessary
  • Physiotherapy is recommended to help your joint get better
  • Do not engage in physical activities