Before & After Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Deciding to have joint replacement surgery is a big decision that should be made carefully. While it can relieve pain and help you live a happier and more active life, making preparations for before and after surgery is key to recovery.
Once you and Dr Bhimani have determined that joint replacement is right for you, you will need several weeks to prepare, both physically and emotionally. By planning ahead, you can help ensure a smooth surgery and recovery.
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After surgery, you may expect life to return to the way it was — but without the pain. In many ways, you are right. But it will take time. Dr Bhimani will encourage you to use your "new" joint as soon as possible. Although it may be challenging at times, following your doctor's instructions will speed your recovery.
You are a partner in the healing process. The success of your surgery is dependent upon your commitment to your recovery.
This video from the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons will help you get started.