Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery


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, 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.