The Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Programme aims to get you back
to full health as soon as possible following your operation. The
programme was introduced in November 2010 and was championed by
Consultant Surgeon Mr Sanat Shah and Lead Physiotherapist, Justine
Before your procedure
If you are coming into hospital for a hip or knee replacement,
you will be invited to attend an education group. At the group you
will learn what to expect when being admitted for your procedure.
The group will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions
you may have, as well as discuss with our therapy team which
walking aids, or other equipment you may need following your
operation. Relatives are welcome to come along to the
You will be admitted to hospital early in the morning on the day
of your operation, unless you require medical treatment the night
before - such as a blood transfusion or medication which you cannot
take at home.
After your procedure
Although some pain is to be expected following your operation,
we will aim to keep you as comfortable as possible. The
physiotherapy team will help you to start to move around as soon as
is comfortable for you. Early mobilisation is one of the most
important parts of the orthopaedic enhanced recovery programme and
pain will improve by getting your new joint moving as soon as
After leaving hospital, if you live in the Manchester area our
therapy outreach team will visit you in the home. If you live
out of the Manchester area, you will be referred to your local
therapy team. Our team will still call you to check your
Feedback received from our patients:
"Excellent therapy- good preparation in the education group and
physiotherapists are great".
"Pain and sickness was well controlled".