Prepare for Surgery

Make your recovery easier by preparing early

People who are prepared for surgery tend to have a quicker and easier hospital experience.

Optimize your health

Aim to be in your best physical condition for your surgery.  This may mean making healthy changes to your diet or exercise routine or find ways to protect your sore joint during daily activities. A healthy attitude and determination are also important for a successful surgery.

Visit the Manage your OA page to lean more.

Attend an OASIS Early Preparation for Surgery education session

Read more about OASIS Early Preparation for Surgery Education.

Get the right equipment 

You will need to prepare your home and get special equipment before your surgery.

Visit the Hip and Knee Arthritis Surgical Assessment Program (ASAP) website to learn more about required equipment and to watch videos about how you will use the equipment after surgery.

Make your travel plans

If you're coming from out of town, take some time to plan how you will get here and where you will stay.

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Attend Preop Education

Once you have a surgery date, you will be contacted by ASAP to attend preop education.