Studies have shown that when people participate in their own care, knee replacement cancellation rates are reduced, and satisfaction with healthcare outcomes is improved. Cancellation rates of knee replacements can be reduced by involving the person in the scheduling of the surgery and pre-operation strategies. This video discusses these pre-operation strategies, and what you can do in the weeks and days leading up to your knee replacement.

For more information, check out our blog to learn more about preparing for a knee replacement . Part 1: foods I should avoid before my knee replacement? also has great information about preparing for a knee replacement.

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4. UCSF Health. (n.d.). Preparing for Knee Replacement Surgery. University of California San Francisco.

5. Johnson, P. (n.d.). How to prepare for a knee replacement. HealthPartners.