What to expect on the day of surgery

Surgery time

How long will my surgery last?

Surgery times can vary greatly depending on your individual needs. Check with your surgeon on how to plan the day of your procedure and recovery from anesthesia.

Surgery clothes

What clothes should I wear to surgery?

Come wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothes and bring a small backpack to carry your paperwork and any personal items. This may be easier than a bag if you have to use crutches or other mobility assistance devices.

Surgery drink

Can I eat or drink before surgery?

Follow your orthopedic surgeon's instructions regarding food and drink before surgery.


Important notice

IMPORTANT: Do not plan on driving from your procedure. Your doctor will let you know when it's safe to drive following surgery.

See the surgery preparation checklist