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Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Home>>Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement is the process of substituting the damaged joints with artificial ones, called prosthesis. Joint replacement can reduce pain and keep the patients in a better way. Before the joint replacement surgery the patient has to tune both physical and mental ability more. Through a meticulous planning the patient can look forward, so that it would results in better surgery and quicker healing. 


The patient should have a complete understanding of the procedure. Knowing exactly about the surgery, during hospitalization and recuperation the patient can reach the goal very easily. 


Discuss with the doctor regarding with the risks involved in joint replacement surgery. There is a rare chance of some infection and clotting of blood. So the patient must be aware of such kind of details. 


Last minute preparations for the surgery include packing your belongs for your hospitalization. You should wash and clean the area where you need to do the surgery, this helps in reducing the chance of infection. 


Do not shave the area; your doctor can perform this if necessary. Do not wear make-up, jewelry, or nail polish. Do not eat or drink prior to your surgery. If you take regular medications, ask your doctor if you should continue or stop these medications.

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