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Information for Patients & Caregivers

Rapid Recovery

Rapid Recovery is an innovative programme for hip and knee patients having joint replacement surgery.

How can Rapid Recovery help me?

The most important elements of the Rapid Recovery programme are:

  • You are well prepared for surgery by receiving very detailed information before admission
  • Small groups of patients undergo surgery on the same day so they can go through the programme together and provide support and encouragement.
  • You are mobilised the day of, or the day after surgery. You remain in day-time clothes all day long, in a comfortable chair in a living room, without bed rest during the day
  • You are motivated through group therapy and coached by a family member or relative
  • Physiotherapy instructions are given before the operation and after the operation the exercises are done in a group
  • Your discharge day is planned before the operation
  • Home care or rehabilitation is organised before your admission to the hospital
  • Caregivers keep in contact with the patient after discharge, maintaining the quality of care and evaluating patient satisfaction

 Visit our brand new Rapid Recovery website to discover more