What should I bring to the hospital for my knee replacement surgery?

Orthopedic surgeon Umesh Bhagia, MD explains what to do in the days before knee replacement surgery and what to pack for the hospital stay. Watch this video with the staff from West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.
Travis M. Hendry, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Here is a list of what to bring to the hospital for your knee replacement surgery:
  • A list of any questions or new concerns you want to discuss with your surgeon and your anesthesia provider, also a list of your home prescription medications.
  • A friend who can stay with you until the time of surgery
  • A pair of slippers with non-skid soles
  • A pair of flat shoes with non-skid soles to wear during physical therapy 
  • Loose, light-weight clothing, such as T-shirts and shorts or sweatpants
  • Pajamas and a robe
  • Underwear
  • Personal care items such as a toothbrush and deodorant

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