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Before Surgery

Woman Raising ArmPreparation for joint replacement begins weeks before the day of surgery. The good news? The preparation sets your sails for a safe and rapid recovery. Pre-surgery preparation and activities for joint replacement surgery include:

  • Attending a Joint Replacement Information Session (First Mates welcome!)
  • Scheduling a surgery date
  • Receiving your primary care provider’s surgical clearance
  • Practicing joint exercises regularly
  • Continuing or stopping prescription medications as advised
  • Following tips to lower infection risk
  • Completing insurer’s pre-certification or authorization requirements

Thrive on checklists? Download our helpful joint replacement surgery checklist.

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