FOR PATIENTS

HEALTH LIBRARY

To prepare for your appointment or for surgery, we have provided the following education information in an online health library. Our comprehensive library has interactive tools, videos and animations, as well as podcasts. We cover the full range of topics, including:

You can also visit our Video Page, featuring our own physicians.

Visit our online health library

PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Orthopaedic surgery can help you relieve pain and enable you to return to the activities you enjoy. If you and your surgeon have determined that surgery is right for you, you will need to prepare physically and emotionally. These materials will help you learn what to expect from the surgery and the treatment plan to help you recover as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please ask your physician. If you are having your surgery at the Presidio Surgery Center, you can visit their Web site to learn how to expedite your check-in process.

POST-SURGERY

You don’t have to endure severe pain after surgery. Modern pain medications and anesthesia can control post-surgical pain and help your body heal. Learn more here about what to expect after surgery (this links to the Presidio Surgery Center).

Managing pain

If your doctor has prescribed medications to help manage your pain after surgery, be sure to fill the prescription and pick them up before your surgery.

Rehabilitation

After an injury or surgery, a supervised conditioning program can help you return to your normal activities. A conditioning program, often with the help of a physical therapist, consists of a series of exercises geared to strengthen muscles and prevent future injury.

At home

As you prepare for your surgery, you should take a look around your home and make sure you’ve made it a safe environment since you might be able to move around as easily for a while.

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