Joint replacement surgery is usually an elective procedure, so the timing of the procedure is planned in advance. This allows thorough and timely preparations to be made. The success of the surgery and the subsequent healing process depends, to a large extent, on your motivation and cooperation.
How do I prepare myself for the joint replacement surgery?
‘Fast track’ concept to get moving again quickly
The ‘fast track’ concept has proven itself in numerous other surgical interventions and is now increasingly also being used in joint replacement surgery. The primary goal here is to get you moving as quickly as possible, to help you recover quickly from the surgery and to minimise the risk of any potential complications, such as thrombosis. Depending on the hospital, this reduces the stay in hospital significantly or eliminates the need to stay altogether. Instead of general anaesthetic, there are other options including the use of targeted local anaesthetic, which will enable you to start physiotherapy on day of the surgery itself.