Knee Replacement

Preparing for Surgery

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1. Your first step in preparing for surgery will likely be




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Your first step in preparing for surgery will likely be a medical evaluation. During the evaluation, your doctor will evaluate not only the knee to be replaced, but the ankle and hip on the same leg. If either of these joints is severely damaged, replacing the damaged knee may do little to improve function. Your doctor will also assess your general health, looking for any problems that could complicate surgery or your recovery, as well as a detailed review of every medicine you are taking.