Monday - Friday - 9:00 - 4:00

Preparing yourself and your home

Your surgery date is drawing near and you have had your pre-op medical check-ups completed and visited the pre-admission clinic. But there are still things to do. Below is a basic checklist to help you prepare for surgery and for the recovery period afterward:


  • Put things in order and tidy up
  • Organize a “recovery room” for your return after surgery (make a bed on the main floor, move a firm arm chair to the main floor, have several pillows ready, make room for use of a walker in the house)
  • Remove area rugs that could cause a fall
  • Remove electrical cables that could cause a fall
  • Prepare/buy easy-to-prepare dinners
  • Arrange a ride to and from hospital and therapy visits
  • Pack bag for hospital
  • Get special equipment recommended by the therapist (bathroom grab bars, bath seats, raised toilet seats, long handled reachers and shoe horns, elastic shoe laces, handheld shower)
  • Identify local pharmacy and grocery stores with delivery service

What to Pack

  • nightclothes
  • dressing gown and slippers with closed heel and toe
  • loose clothing that are easy to put on
  • walking or running shoes
  • eyeglasses and or hearing aids
  • personal care items
  • all your medications in their original containers
  • books and magazines
  • Note: Leave cash, credit cards, jewelry, CD players and other valuables at home.

Medication List

  • Medication
  • Reason
  • Dose
  • How Often

Personal Grooming Checklist

  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • hairbrush/comb
  • eyeglasses/contacts
  • deodorant
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • razor
  • feminine hygiene products
  • skin lotion

Walking Is Man's Best Medicine

Although it was many years ago, the statement by Hippocrates holds the truth to healthy lifestyles today. However many people are unable to walk or take an active role in their health due to the pain and limitations caused by Arthritis. At Concordia Joint Replacement Group, we provide options to reduce pain and improve the wellbeing of persons affected by Arthritis.

We strive for excellence in the clinical care of patients undergoing joint replacement of the hip or knee through high quality standards for patient safety, patient education, rehabilitation and surgical techniques. The team at the Concordia Joint Replacement Group and the Concordia Hospital in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority value research and the latest strategies to achieve high levels of patient satisfaction.

Make A Donation

The Concordia Joint Replacement Group is supported by The Concordia Foundation, Manitoba, Canada.

Registered Charitable Number
13036 3336RR0001

Charitable tax receipts will be issued from The Concordia Foundation. Please address cheque to The Concordia Foundation and designate your gift for the Arthroplasty Research Chair at Concordia.


Where to find us?

Suite 310-1155 Concordia Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R2K 2M9
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