What should I expect before, during and after joint replacement surgery?
- Ascension Michigan sites of care provide these ‘What to Expect’ resources.
Our care teams are here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions prior to your joint replacement surgery, please contact your orthopedic doctor. Recovery after joint replacement surgery is a partnership. We're counting on you to do your part by being informed and prepared. And we commit to doing our part by providing you with the compassionate, personalized orthopedic care you deserve. Working together, we can help provide relief from joint pain and improve how you walk, sit, and even run.
What exercises should I do pre and post joint replacement surgery?
How to bathe post-surgery
Other important reminders
- Let your dentist know if you had joint replacement surgery. Ask your dentist if you need to take a dental pre-medicine before your dental appointment.
- It’s likely that your joint replacement will trigger the TSA airport security device and additional TSA scanning may take place.
Do I have to be an athlete to see a Sports Medicine doctor?
No. Any active individual who is experiencing injury or illness related to their activity should seek care from a Sports Medicine doctor. Our Sports Medicine specialists are experts regarding activity-related injuries and conditions and will develop a plan with you with the goal of getting you back to what you love.
What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a type of minimally invasive orthobiologic treatment which help reduce pain, promote healing and restore function. A PRP injection is made from your own blood using plasma-rich platelets separated from your blood cells and injected back into your body. PRP therapy uses the platelets in your blood because it contains nutrients and proteins that help encourage new cell growth.Plantar fasciitis and tennis elbow are some conditions treated with PRP injections. This treatment is also used to treat inflamed tendons and ligaments in the knee and hip.
Call 989-362-1015 to schedule an appointment and ask your doctor if platelet-rich plasma injections are right for you.
What is an overuse injury?
An overuse injury is caused by repeating the same motion or overdoing an activity that puts too much stress on your muscles, ligaments, joints and bones.
What is the Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine Trainer Program?
Through the Ascension Michigan Sports Medicine Trainer Program, our expert athletic trainers are placed directly into schools where they provide injury care at practices and games, focus on injury prevention, and coordinate return-to-play plans. Call 248-459-1033 to learn more about this program and how your school can be involved.