Having Surgery / Recovery from Surgery
We know waiting for your surgery can be a difficult time. Below is some information from external resources which we hope will be helpful to you while you wait and to help your recovery afterwards.
Helping patients prepare for surgery
The Royal College of Surgeons England provide a comprehensive list of things to consider before having surgery and answers some of the most commonly asked questions from patients ahead of surgery.
The Royal College of Surgeons Patient and Lay Group (PLG) has developed a patient diary for people who are having an operation. The diary will help you record your thoughts, get ideas about the questions you may want to ask the surgical team, and monitor your progress and recovery.
The Royal College of Surgeons England have provided a number of information leaflets for different surgical procedures designed to help you make a speedy recovery after surgery.
Not everyone with arthritis will need surgery, but it can help to reduce pain and improve your mobility. In this section you can find out about the common types of surgery for people with arthritis.
If you've broken your hip, rest assured it should heal as normal. If your general health is lower when you break your hip, you may take longer to rehabilitate after surgery and return to living independently.
OrthoInfo is the patient education website of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The site provides patients and their families with convenient, online access to more than 500 easy-to-understand articles and videos on orthopaedic conditions.