Pre-Surgery Preparations in Sonora

How to prepare for joint replacement surgery

At Adventist Health Sonora, we make sure you are fully prepared for your joint replacement. Prior to surgery, you will have a checklist of items to complete.

These include:

  • Visiting your primary care provider for a pre-surgery physical
  • Attending the joint replacement education class
  • Planning for post-surgery transportation and assistance at home
  • Creating a safe environment at home for your recovery by eliminating tripping hazards and obtaining any special equipment you may need
  • Building strength prior to surgery by following prescribed, pre-surgery exercises
  • Ensuring good health for your surgery and recovery with good nutrition both before and after surgery (if you smoke, preparing for surgery is an excellent time to quit!)