Your surgeon or hospital will ask you to follow guidelines before you arrive at hospital for your surgery. It’s very important you carry out these instructions as well as any additional things your surgeon may recommend. These may include:
Shower the day before and on the morning of your operation using antiseptic lotion and/or soap.
Do not have anything to eat or drink for a time period before surgery. Your hospital will advise you what time period this is, but it is usually at least six hours.
The following information is designed especially for patients who have been booked to receive a joint replacement by an orthopaedic surgeon. Please enter the password provided to you by your surgeon - if you do not have a password, please contact your surgeon’s rooms or hospital.