Total Hip Replacement
Dr Graze performs Total Hip Replacements at John Flynn Private Hospital, Tweed Heads District Hospital and Murwillumbah District Hospital.
If you are required to book surgery, our reception staff will talk you through the process. They will assist you in finding a suitable date for your procedure and also guide you through the paperwork required by the hospital. Please ensure that you have all of your relevant personal information with you e.g. Medicare and Health Insurance Details.
You will be required to fast (nil by mouth including water) prior to your surgery. Please listen carefully to your doctor and our reception staff in relation to this information.
If you are unsure of when you need to begin fasting please call (07) 5598 0660.
When you shower in preparation for your surgery please do not use any perfume, deodorant or apply makeup. Female patients should refrain from wearing nail polish. All jewelry should be removed and valuable items left at home.
Once a date for surgery has been arranged you will be booked in one of the following preadmission clinics (approximately 1 week prior to surgery).
- John Flynn Private Hospital
Tweed Heads District Hospital
Please be aware, that if you are having surgery on your right hip you will be unable to drive for six weeks, and plan accordingly.
As your surgery requires overnight admission you should take the following to hospital with you:
- Comfortable Clothing
- Medicare, Health Insurance Information
At the time of booking your surgery you will be given a post-operative consultation date (approximately 14 days after surgery). If you are unsure of this consultation time please call (07) 5598 0660.