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Preparing for Surgery

Advice and Guidance from our Orthopedists

When it comes to surgical procedures, preparation is key to ensuring a successful outcome and a smooth recovery. At Ortho Central, our dedicated team is committed to guiding patients through every step of their surgical journey. Our exceptional surgical orthopedists offer comprehensive care for a wide range of conditions and procedures.

Pre-Surgical Consultation

Before your procedure, you'll receive a call from our nursing staff. This is an essential step where you'll review your personal health history and discuss any medications you're taking. It's also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your upcoming surgery.

What You Should Know Beforehand

For those searching for a reliable surgical facility, rest assured that our team is equipped to handle your pre-surgery needs with utmost attention. To facilitate a seamless experience on the day of your surgery, here are some vital reminders:

  • Refrain from smoking, eating, or drinking after midnight prior to your surgery, including chewing gum and mints.
  • Leave jewelry, valuables, and contact lenses at home.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that can accommodate bandages or surgical dressings.
  • Prepare a list of medications you take, along with dosages and the times you take them.
  • Ensure you have a responsible adult available to drive you home after the procedure.
    • Bring a state-licensed ID, insurance card(s), copies of referrals, and any deposits or copays.
    • Notify us if you have any changes in your health since scheduling your procedure, such as a cough, fever, cold, or suspected pregnancy. We can arrange to reschedule your surgery if needed.
    • If the surgical patient is a child, a parent or guardian must sign a surgical agreement and bring written proof of guardianship. Guardians must also remain at the facility until the end of the procedure. Please feel free to bring a toy or item of comfort for your child.

Meet Our Dedicated Team of Surgical Orthopedists

We are proud to boast a team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons, including Dr. Zakary A. Knutson, Dr. Richard A. Kirkpatrick, and Dr. James L. Bond, Dr. Jeremiah Maupin, Dr. Brian E. Clowers, Dr. Joshua Wilson, and Dr. Carlton Fernandes, all of whom are skilled in a variety of specialties, such as hip injuries, joint replacements, and sports injury treatments. Our surgical procedures are performed across several of our locations, all of which are renowned for their state-of-the-art facilities and patient-centric approach.

Post-Surgical Care

Post-operative care is an important part of your recovery. Your orthopedic surgeon will provide you with follow-up instructions and resources to support your healing process, thereby allowing you to safely resume your daily activities with confidence and ease.

You should also receive a follow-up call from our nursing staff within a week following your procedure.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Your Orthopedic Surgery Options

For comprehensive surgical preparation and expert care, trust our leading surgical orthopedists in Norman.

Contact us at 405-360-6764 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

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