What to expect when you have joint replacement surgery
Knowing what to expect
Alison Trpevski had bilateral joint replacement. She outlines what was in her mind as she went in for surgery.
It’s normal to feel anxious
Dr Dan Fick explains how your surgery team can help minimise your anxiety about joint replacement surgery.
Tailoring your anaesthetic
Anaesthetist Dr Kat Travis outlines the anaesthetic options available to ensure the anaesthetic used in surgery can be tailored to each patient.
What to expect on the day of surgery: take a quick tour
What will your day of surgery look like? Our Clinical Nurse Specialist Penny Scott takes you on a tour of the hospital’s facilities and explains what to expect before and after your hip or knee surgery. Find out what to expect when you receive an anaesthetic, and meet your orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Dan Fick, in the operating theatre.
“Having a consultation with us early in your decision-making process is crucial. We can help you manage your joint pain and modify your lifestyle, and then we can help you decide if surgery is right for you.”