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How to prepare for hip replacement surgery

Joint and muscle problems can be caused by several things. One common cause is arthritis. Arthritis can lead to painful, swollen joints and can make it difficult for people to move and live their lives well. It can have different causes, but the main ones are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

Not all people who have arthritis choose to have surgery. There are lots of things you can do to help manage arthritis including exercise and medication.

You can take the pressure off your joints by maintaining a healthy weight. This can be done through making positive food choices and keeping active.  Activity can be anything such as walking, gardening, dancing or sport. 

When people are fitter and better prepared, they recover faster after surgery and feel better. It can also help to reduce complications. 

We can support you in several ways in order to prepare you both mentally and physically for surgery. For more details click below.

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