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Preparing for your Total Joint Replacement

• Register for your preoperative class 218-454-8469.

• Begin your pre-operative exercises as shown in your guidebook.

• Choose your coach.

• Stop Smoking.

• Maintain or achieve a healthy weight.

• Schedule your preoperative physical and any needed lab work.

• Prepare your home- adjust furniture to clear walking paths and remove all throw rugs. Have a comfortable, supportive chair for after surgery.

Medications and supplements to avoid before surgery

Avoid these non-sterodial anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
Actron Caplets
Advil
Advil Migraine
Aleve
Altran
Anapox DS
Ansaid
Arthrotec
Bayer Select Pain Relief
Formula Caplets
Children's Motrin
ClinorilV
Daypro
Diclofenac
Etodolac
Feldene
Fenoprofen
Flurbiprofen
Genpril
Ibuprin
Ibuprofen
Indomethacin
Indocin
Ketoprofen
Ketorolac
Lodine
Meclofenamate
Mefenamic Acid
Meloxicam
Menadol
Midol 1B
Mobic
Motrin IB
Nabumetone
Nalfon
Naproxen
Naprosyn
nuprin
Orudis KT
Oxaprozin
PediaCare Fever
Prioxicam
Ponstel
Relafen
Saleto 200
Sulindac
Toradol
Voltaren
Avoid these Vitamin E Products (and all multivitamins with vitamin E)
Amino-Opt-E
dalpha E
E-complex-600
Aquasol E
E-400IU
Vita-Plus E
Aquavit
E-1000 IU Softgels
All multivitamins
Medicines to Take Instead
You can take acetaminophen and products that contain it. They do not affect your platelets and will not increas your chance of bleeding. Do not take more than 4 grams in one day: very high doses can cause liver damage.