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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||0849337240, 9780849337246|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions(all)