Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Undergoing surgery can be a highly stressful time for patients and their loved ones. We do everything we can to make surgery as safe and as comfortable as possible. Find out more about how to prepare for surgery at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre here.

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery – Additional Information

Below are some links to videos and online brochures specifically to help you prepare for joint replacement surgery. You may also talk with your advanced practice physiotherapist, your orthopaedic surgeon, or your primary care physician about any questions you may have.

External Resources

Preparing for your surgery – Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Increasing your physical activity post-knee or hip replacement – Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Recovery after your hip replacement – Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Videos on preparing for a knee or hip replacement – Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

YouTube video explaining hip and knee replacement – Doc Mike Evans (with Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre)

Smoking cessation (quitting smoking) – Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation