Before your surgery
You will undergo a physical exam by your primary care physician and a series of tests to help ensure that you are healthy and ready for joint replacement surgery.
Tests may include X-rays, blood and urine tests, and an electrocardiogram (EKG) to evaluate your heart function.
Test results are shared with your physician and orthopedic surgeon for their review. If any tests reveal significant risk factors, additional testing may be required.
Next, it is very important that you attend the preoperative patient education class.
You will be introduced to exercises, tips, and activities that will speed recovery and ensure lasting success.
This class helps you prepare for your experience and provides you an opportunity to clarify any questions or concerns you might have about your procedure or recovery.