Preparing for joint replacement surgery

Do you have an upcoming total knee or total hip replacement surgery scheduled at OrthoIndy Hosptial? First, thank you for choosing OrthoIndy for your orthopedic care. Our goal is to help you live without pain and restore function. 

After reviewing Preparing for Surgery Guide and Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet or Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet, you should be able to answer the following questions. 

For each question listed below, the answer is linked for reference.

What do I need to bring with me to the hospital including equipment, medications, and clothing?

Preparing for Surgery Guide

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Page 3

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Page 3

What happens after the surgery is done?

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Pages 9-12

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Pages 9-12

When will I be ready to go home?

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Pages 13, 16-17

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Pages 13, 16-17

What are some complications of surgery?

Preparing for Surgery Guide - Pages 11, 13-14

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Pages 8-9, 12-13, 15

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Pages 8-9, 12-13, 15

What are blood clots, the signs and symptoms, and how do I prevent them?

Preparing for Surgery Guide - Pages 13-14

What equipment will I need at home (walker, cane, shower seat, etc.)?

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Pages 3-5

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Pages 3-5

How do I prepare my home for after surgery?

Preparing for Surgery Guide - Page 12, 15

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Pages 2-3

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Pages 2-3

How will my pain be relieved after surgery and when do I need to wean off my pain medication?

Preparing for Surgery Guide - Pages 8-10

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Page 16

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Page 16

Who and where do I call with questions after surgery?

Your Total Hip Replacement Booklet - Page 19

Your Total Knee Replacement Booklet - Page 19