Preparing for Surgery

We understand that preparing for a procedure may cause a few nervous moments, especially if you haven’t undergone surgery before. We hope the following information will help relieve some of your natural concerns and meet the needs of you and your family as you prepare for surgery:

Preparing for Surgery

Surgery Partnership Agreement

Our goal is for you to have the best possible results from your surgery. Be an active partner, download and review the Surgery Partnership Agreement.

MOSH Surgery Agreement 7-19.pdf


For Patients Having Spine Surgery
The following manuals, provided with permission from the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, will help you prepare for and recover from spine surgery:

    • Pre- and Post-Operative Spine Surgery Patient Manuals (PDFs)
      English | Spanish
    • Please ask you surgeon for any activity, therapy or intimacy restrictions.

For Patients having Total Hip, Knee or Shoulder Replacement: JOINT EFFORT CLASSES
Joint Effort is designed to help you feel more prepared and therefore more confident about what to expect before and during your hospital stay and once you are home. The class will introduce you to your care team (nurses, discharge specialists, therapists and others) and help clarify expectations from pre-procedure through recovery. You will also receive a binder for Hip & Knee Surgery (PDF) or Shoulder Surgery (PDF).