In an effort to provide the best possible outcome, the team of
collaborating disciplines (orthopaedic surgeon, anesthesiologist,
physiotherapist, nurse, etc) have set up standardised protocols and
processes. The protocols are evidence based and ensure high quality of
care, safe practice and better predictable outcome1-5. All
the medical disciplines work closely together with you, in order to
ensure that every step in the care process is matched to your specific
needs. Even your discharge from the hospital will be discussed
upfront, including the situation at home and recommendations for a
potential follow-up treatment/ rehabilitation.
With the support of the medical team, you are supported in achieving
your goals during every step of the way.
At first, it is totally normal to step back from the surgery and
have some concerns. Your orthopaedic surgeon will give you all
necessary details to make sure you understand why you could benefit
from the surgery and when you will be able to enjoy using your new
joint again. Remember, you are not sick, you just need a new joint! We
advise you to go through all the information you have received,
together with your partner, a family member or an acquaintance, well
in advance of the planned operation. Don’t hesitate to ask as many
questions as you need. In this way you can optimally prepare for your
treatment and recovery.