If you are contemplating a total knee or hip replacement, as your surgeon of choice, we want to help you achieve the best outcome possible. The planning and preparation for a total joint surgery can span a period of several weeks or several months, depending on your overall health and your needs for care after the surgery.
Smokers will be encouraged to quit smoking before surgery can be scheduled. Studies show a direct link between smoking and the healing process as well as the increased risk of infection. We work with your primary care physician and other specialists to get conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions under control before, during and after surgery.
As a part of the preparation for surgery, we will work with you to develop a plan for care after you go home from the hospital. We encourage you to discuss this with your family members before surgery is scheduled to find the best solutions for your personal needs. Physical therapy is an important component of the overall success of your joint replacement. We are proud to offer these services at our Fairhope and Foley offices.