Preparing for orthopedic surgery

Vilma A. Joseph, Ingrid Kohlstadt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Orthopedic surgery is often elective, which offers time for presurgical preparation. The physical stress of surgery places demands on muscle, cartilage, and bone, the very tissues orthopedic surgery aims to heal. This chapter explains which herbal products should be discontinued before surgery. It reviews preprocedural fasting guidelines and safe preoperative weight reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420019322
ISBN (Print)0849337240, 9780849337246
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Health Professions


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