Practice Policy Update regarding COVID-19

Pre-Op Checklist

  • Pick-up all rugs and any loose cords in your home to prevent a fall. Ensure clear pathways to the bathroom and kitchen
  • Plan a comfortable place in your home where you can sit with both your legs elevated the first few weeks following surgery.
  • Fit your bathroom with a raised toilet seat. This will be used for 4-6 weeks after your surgery.
  • Make a list of all your medications and bring them to your pre-op testing appointments.
  • Verify with your insurance company that you have coverage for your surgery.
  • Complete a Living Will or Power-of-Attorney to have on file
  • If postoperative care at a facility is necessary, we encourage you to visit 2 facilities to make sure you are comfortable with the environment and the care you will receive.
  • Eat light the week before surgery to help reduce the risk of postoperative constipation. Increase fluids and fiber in your diet as well.
  • Quit smoking.
  • If you are provided them, use the Skin Prep Cloths per the instructions you will be given during Pre-admission testing
  • Remove all jewelry, body piercings, makeup, contact lenses, and nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • Have a check-up with your dentist to make sure all your dental needs are taken care of before surgery. No elective dental work is advised for 3 months after surgery.
  • Please notify the office if you have any active dental problems, as these may increase your risk of infection.
  • Pack your hospital bag:

    What to bring to the hospital:

  • A pair of non-skid slip on walking shoes
  • A full set of loose fitted clothing to accommodate postoperative swelling
  • Personal toiletries
  • Leisure materials (books, magazines, etc)
  • If you are traveling long distances (over 1 hour), bring your ambulatory aid (walker, cane)
  • If you have sleep apnea, bring your mask/tubing

*** DO NOT bring valuables or money ***

Dr. Paul Jacob
Oklahoma Joint
Reconstruction Institute

9800 Broadway Ext.
Suite 201
Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Dr. Calvin Johnson
Oklahoma Joint
Reconstruction Institute

9800 Broadway Ext.
Suite 203
Oklahoma City, OK 73114