Before Your Surgery

This is a good time to start thinking about what Assistive devices you will need after your operation.

If it’s decided that you will be sent home after surgery, your Care Team may help you connect to the organization in your province or community that arranges for home care. This contact is usually made sometime AFTER your Pre-operative visit.

Here are some ways you can start preparing now for surgery and recovery:

Do Some Strengthening exercises
Do Some Strengthening exercises

Pre-operative exercises will help you cope with crutches or a walker after surgery. Post-operative exercises will help you to maintain the strength of your leg muscles.

Arrange for help later
Arrange for help later

People underestimate how challenging recovery from a joint replacement surgery can be if you live alone or with family. Put a plan in place to help you optimize your recovery.

Start getting your home ready
Start getting your home ready

Prepare your home to meet your post-surgery needs with these tips.