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RESULTS. TOTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING. 4

SECTION I: PREPARING FOR YOUR SURGERY

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SECTION II: YOUR HOSPITAL STAY

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SECTION III: POST-OPERATIVE DAILY LIVING

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SECTION V: POST-OPERATIVE GUIDELINES FOR HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT

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SECTION VI: EXERCISES FOR POST-OPERATIVE HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENT

SECTION VII: POST-OPERATIVE GUIDELINES AND EXERCISES 28 FOR HIP REPLACEMENT SECTION VIII: POST-OPERATIVE GUIDELINES AND EXERCISES 32 FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT

NOTE: DESIGNATION AS BLUE DISTINCTION CENTERS® MEANS THESE FACILITIES’ OVERALL EXPERIENCE AND AGGREGATE DATA MET OBJECTIVE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN COLLABORATION WITH EXPERT CLINICIANS’ AND LEADING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS’ RECOMMENDATIONS. INDIVIDUAL OUTCOMES MAY VARY. TO FIND OUT WHICH SERVICES ARE COVERED UNDER YOUR POLICY AT ANY FACILITIES, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL BLUE CROSS AND/OR BLUE SHIELD PLAN; AND CALL YOUR PROVIDER BEFORE MAKING AN APPOINTMENT, TO VERIFY THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ON ITS NETWORK PARTICIPATION AND BLUE DISTINCTION STATUS. NEITHER BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD ASSOCIATION NOR ANY OF ITS LICENSEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR NON-COVERED CHARGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM USING BLUE DISTINCTION OR OTHER PROVIDER FINDER INFORMATION OR RECEIVING CARE FROM A BLUE DISTINCTION OR OTHER PROVIDER.

SOURCES 1. “NAON Patient Education Series: Total Knee Replacement”, 2009, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Chicago, IL 2. “NAON Patient Education Series: Total Hip Replacement”, 2009, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Chicago, IL 3. “Patient Education Booklet: Total Joint Replacement”, 2009, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL 4. “Your Pathway to Recovery: A Patient’s Guide to Total Hip Replacement”. Volume 1, 6th Edition, 2010, Hospital For Special Surgery, NY, NY 5. “Your Pathway to Recovery: A Patient’s Guide to Total Knee Replacement”. Volume 1, 6th Edition, 2010, Hospital For Special Surgery, NY, NY

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