Before Your Operation

After your decision to go in for a joint replacement you should be aware of the basic things to be done before surgery. Such as –

  • Suitable prosthesis for you.
  • The cost of your prosthesis.
  • Total Hospital stay & cost of hospital stay.
  • The Blood, Heart and Chest investigations.
  • Get this investigations 2-3 weeks before the date of surgery & get them checked by a physician.
  • It is necessary to confirm that there is no active infection in your body.
  • If you have mediclaim facility, you should contact hospital’s mediclaim department at least one week before surgery with your policy documents.
  • You should show the drugs which you are already taking. Some types of medicines like steroids & blood thinning medicines are to be stopped 5-7 days prior to surgery.
  • For admission in hospital take admission letter from your surgeon.
  • You may advised to get admitted 1-2 days prior to the surgery. Take all investigations report, previous medical records & drugs with you.