A Positive Approach
A positive approach when preparing for your surgery is a key step in your recovery. The goal of joint replacement is to relieve your existing pain and improve your mobility, thus improving your quality of life. A large part of your recovery process will involve using your new joint by walking and performing exercises ordered by your surgeon. We ask that you make a commitment to follow your doctor’s instructions and work on your exercises.
Your stay with us at Fairfield Medical Center will be brief, and you will continue to recover after your discharge. Therefore, we ask your surgeon and family about the best place for you to recover. This may be at home or at a rehabilitation facility. Since each patient recovers differently, your recovery and exercise plan will be tailored to you. Please talk with the staff if you need support, either emotionally or physically, in coping with your surgery and recovery.