What you should do??

Your doctor may order imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, CT, or bone scans once the decision is made to perform revision surgery. These tests help to determine the cause, location, and the amount of bone loss before surgery.

Pre-surgical preparation


  • Your surgeon will send you for routine blood tests and any other Investigations required prior to your surgery.
  • You will be asked to undertake a general medical check-up with a physician.
  • You should have any other medical, surgical or dental problems attended to prior to your surgery-.
  • Make arrangements for help around the house prior to surgery.
  • Cease aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications 10 days prior to surgery as they can cause bleeding.
  • Cease any naturopathic or herbal medications 10 days before surgery.
  • Stop smoking as long as possible prior to surgery.

Day of Surgery

  • You will be admitted to the hospital usually on the day of your surgery
  • Further tests may be required on admission
  • You will meet the nurses and answer some questions for the hospital records
  • You will meet your Anaesthetist, who will ask you a few questions
  • You will be given hospital clothes to change into and have a shower prior to surgery
  • The operation site will be shaved and cleaned
  • Approximately 30 minutes prior to surgery, you will be transferred to the operating room