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Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic

How Should I Prepare for Surgery?

In general, before your surgery, you will need to:

  • Stop any aspirin or Advil (Ibuprofin) 7 days before surgery.
  • Stop smoking as soon as you schedule surgery and do not resume until well after surgery, if at all.
  • If you use a knee walker or crutches after your surgery, practice using them well in advance of your surgery.
  • Pick up pain medications before your surgery date.
  • Take your regular medications on surgery day as instructed by the facility nursing staff on your pre-admissions call.
  • Wear comfortable clothes, including loose pants. shorts or a skirt/dress that will fit over bulky casts or a cam walker.
  • Have a person over 18 drive you to and from your surgery.
  • Show up 2 hours prior to surgery time for Northeast Methodist, 1 hour prior to surgery time for other facilities.
  • Bring photo id and insurance cards on the date of surgery
  • Do not bring valuables to facility on surgery day