Surgical Information

Total Joint Replacement Checklist

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Date of Surgery:  
Time of Surgery:  
Orthopaedic Surgeon:  
Hospital:  RESTON HOSPITAL CENTER
       

BEFORE SURGERY:

  1. Pre-Op appointment with Commonwealth
    • Date: ____________
  2. Pre-Op appointment with hospital/anesthesia consult 
    • Date: ____________
  3. Visit your medical doctor (within 30 days of surgery) 
    • Date: ____________
  4. Dental examination (within 6 weeks of surgery)
    • Date: ____________
  5. Attend Total Joint Orientation class at hospital
    • Date: ____________
  6. Call outpatient physical therapy to set up a pre-op appt.
    • Date: ____________
  7. Make outpatient physical therapy appt. to start after surgery
    • Date: ____________

1 WEEK BEFORE SURGERY: 

STOP anti-inflammatory meds: Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve,Advil, Diclofenac
EXCEPT Celebrex (you may take Celebrex up to day of surgery)

2 DAYS BEFORE SURGERY:

Check with your hospital for your ARRIVAL TIME on day of surgery: ___________________________

NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY:

Do not eat or drink anything past midnight unless instructed by the anesthesiologist or your surgeon

SCHEDULE FOR 2 WEEKS AFTER SURGERY:

1st Post-op Appointment in the Surgeon’s Office Date: _____________