Orthopedic Clinic Preoperative Check List - Total Hip Replacement
Please be sure to set up your physical therapy appointments at your local clinic. These visits should begin 10 – 14 days after your surgery date.
Your surgery is scheduled on: ___________________________________
Your Orthopedic Pre-Surgical Visits are scheduled for: ______________
Orthopedic Clinic Preoperative Check List
______ Meet with a Physician Assistant in the Orthopedic Clinic H4/2.
______ Patient Education about total joint replacement surgery - you will be
scheduled for one of these:
______ Joint 101 class (the Orthopedic staff will tell where the room is
for this class) or
______ Learning Center class in the Orthopedic Clinic H4/2
______ Meet with a Social Worker in the Orthopedic Clinic H4/2.
______ Stop at Admissions. It is behind the information desk at the Main
Hospital Entrance. If there is time, go there before your
Orthopedic Clinic visit.
______ Make a 2 week post-op appointment at the Orthopedic Clinic H4/2
Your Physician Assistant or Clinic staff will tell you if you need to have any tests, x-rays, or labs drawn or meet with the Anesthesia Nurses (locations below).
______ X-ray is in J5/2. This is just past the Orthopedic Clinic Entrance.
______ Clinics Lab is in H4/2. This is within the Orthopedic Clinic H4/2 area.
______ EKG (electrocardiogram) is in the Heart & Vascular Clinic. Take the
Atrium Way elevators and go to the 4th floor.
______ Anesthesia Nurses is in G5/2. This is in the Outpatient Surgery
Center near the Clinics Information desk.
Please come for your visits at your scheduled time. The visits may take 1-3 hours. Feel free to eat before you come. Also, please take your normal medicines.
Please read your Patient’s Guide to Total Hip Replacement booklet to help you prepare for your clinic visits. Please write down any questions you have and bring them with your booklet to your clinic visits.
If you can’t keep an appointment, please call the Orthopedic Clinic at
Things to bring with you:
- Your insurance information
- Your HMO referral, if needed
- A list of your medicines, including name, dose, frequency and any herbs and natural remedies
- Information about recent physical exams, blood work, x-rays, EKG, or other tests
- Pre-operative Folder Information
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Last Updated: 10/29/2013
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