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