When you are getting ready for your total hip replacement, make sure you check these things off your list:
- Ask your doctor questions. You may want to make a list of questions to ask your doctor, such as how long you will stay in the hospital and what restrictions you will have after your procedure.
- Put your personal and medical information together. You will need to give your insurance and medical history multiple times in the weeks preceding your procedure, so you will want this information to be readily available.
- Focus on your health. Eat a well-balanced diet and ask your doctor for a list of exercises you can do before your procedure. Strengthening the muscles around your hip will help your recovery process.
- Have your house ready. Make sure that you remove tripping hazards and have the things you need readily accessible.