Preparing certain things in advance may be helpful to lighten the stress of surgery. Before you go into the hospital, think through transportation, everyday life necessities and special needs.
Getting your Home ready
Getting yourself ready
Your hospital stay
If you are having a joint replacement, you will probably remain in hospital for a few days or up to a week. Having certain things with you at the hospital will make your stay much more comfortable:
If you have any existing conditions and take any medications and/or supplements, please let your doctor and nurses know ahead of time to ensure that they are compatible with your surgical medications.