Total Hip And Knee Title

Total Hip and Knee Replacement

 

Entering a hospital may be a new experience for you. Understanding what happens before, during and after your stay will make your experience more pleasant and assist your recovery.

This information has been designed by staff at Bay of Plenty District Health Board, providing you with information about having a total hip or knee joint replacement. The information will help prepare you for your surgery, what you can expect after your surgery and how to prepare for your discharge home from hospital.

IntroductionIntroduction ►What is total hip and knee replacement?
Why do I need one?
What are the risks? ►
Before Coming To HospitalBefore coming to hospital ►Information about your hospital journey and pre-assessment In HospitalIn hospital ►All you need to know when arriving for your surgery and the days following At HomeAt home ►Precautions and advice for when you are at home after surgery Hip ExercisesHip exercises ►Some hip exercise instructions to help you restore movement after your surgery Knee ExercisesKnee exercises ►Some knee exercise instructions to help you restore movement after your surgery General adviceGeneral advice ►Helpful information, services and contacts to support you during and after surgery

Last updated: May 25, 2017