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Osteoarthritis

Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

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Planning ahead


Know your procedure


Quit smoking


Exercise and eat well


Get a temporary handicapped parking permit


Make "double batches"


Prep your kitchen


Remove or tape down rugs


Set up a "recovery center"


Chris Regal

Chris Regal

Christopher Regal is a former Web Producer for a variety of conditions on HealthCentral.com, including osteoarthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Migraine, and prostate health. He edited, wrote, and managed writers for the website. He joined HealthCentral in November 2009 after time spent working for a political news organization. Chris is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and is a native of Albany, New York.