Preparing for orthopedic surgery

Vilma A. Joseph, Ingrid Kohlstadt

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Abstract

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
Pages507-520
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781420019322
ISBN (Print)0849337240, 9780849337246
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Joseph, V. A., & Kohlstadt, I. (2006). Preparing for orthopedic surgery. In Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition (pp. 507-520). CRC Press.