Going into a knee or hip replacement surgery can make patients feel like they’re walking into a spook alley— completely unaware and unsure of what to expect behind every corner. However, Dr. John Moore wants all of his patients to feel confident and informed before they go into surgery which is why we have created this brief list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Will I go Home After Surgery?
90% of Dr. John Moore’s patients are sent home rather than to a rehab facility after surgery. If you are in a nursing facility before surgery, however, you will be sent back to the same place.
Is Physical Therapy Required After Surgery?
Yes. Our staff will arrange for a physical therapist to come to your home to help you with some strengthening and other exercises. After a few sessions, you should be able to practice these exercises on your own without the assistance of a PT.
How Long Will I Be At the Hospital For?
Because knee and hip replacement surgeries are inpatient surgeries, they will require you to spend an average of two nights in the hospital. Some patients will need an additional night stay depending on a few factors.
Will I Need Special Equipment While In Recovery?
Dr. John Moore and his staff will arrange for the delivery and setup of special equipment required for recovery. For instance, patients will need a walker and an elevated toilet seat with handles. Additional equipment may be necessary depending on the type of surgery you had.
If at any time during or before your surgery you have questions or concerns, our staff is here to answer your questions.
Schedule your surgical consultation at our Pinehurst office today!