Total Knee Replacement Surgery: What To Know and What To Expect

Before The Procedure

Before The Procedure
Before The Procedure

The doctor will explain the surgical procedure to the patient and offered them the opportunity to inquire about any questions they have regarding the procedure.

The patient needs to sign a consent form that permits the surgeons to do the procedure. It is crucial to carefully read the form and ask anything that you are unsure about.

In addition to record a medical history the doctor might perform a physical examination to make sure that the patient is in a good health before undergoing the procedure. You might need to undergo a series of diagnostic tests and other blood tests to make sure that you are fit for the procedure.

  • Inform your doctor if you are allergic or sensitive to anesthetic agents, medications, tape, and latex.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medications and herbal supplements that you are taking with or without prescription.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any blood thinning medications, have a history of bleeding disorders, taking aspirin, or any medications that interfere with blood clotting. It might be compulsory for you to stop using certain medications before going in to the surgery.
  • If you suspect about being pregnant or you are pregnant then you must inform your doctor.
  • The surgeon will ask you to stop eating for at least 8 hours prior to the procedure, mostly after midnight.
  • The doctor might give you a sedative before the procedure to make you relaxed.
  • It is important to discuss the rehabilitation process before going to surgery with a physical therapist.
  • Look up for someone to give you a helping hand around house after your discharge from a hospital.
  • The doctor might request another certain preparation for you depending on your medical condition.