Before the surgery

Prepare your return home in the best possible way

To ensure the operation’s success and your recovery you should anticipate and unburden yourself of any possible further worry. Here are some general tips that apply whatever the type of surgery performed.

Remain as much active as you can

Healthy people generally recover faster after a surgery. Do exercise. Start without delay before surgery. Your physiotherapist and surgeon will both help you to select the right exercises.

Reduce any excessive weight

Overweight represents a huge stress on one’s hip and induces a longer recovery process. In the case of a hip prosthesis, it also reduces its life expectancy.

Avoid nicotine!

Stop smoking at least 4 weeks before the surgery. This will limit the risks and complications during and after the surgery.