Supporting your patient through Elective Orthopaedic Surgery (EOS)

Support surgery journey

Preparing your patients for EOS

Preparing for EOS can be a busy and stressful time for the patient, involving many different members of the MDT. Patient's may have a number of concerns and question pre-, peri- and post-surgery. 

We have developed the 'surgery support brochure' to help guide and facilitate key discussion points to help address specific surgery-related questions. The planning tool takes the form of a 4-page brochure and discusses before surgery, key preparation points in the months leading up to surgery, the post-surgery hospital stay and beyond.

Who is this material for?


When should it be used?

Preparatory meeting with surgeon before surgery

Supporting recovery following EOS

Pre- and post-operative physiotherapy are essential to optimise the outcomes of EOS and physiotherapists play a vital role before and after surgery.

The 'surgery recovery guide' was created to be used by physiotherapists during consultations with the patient, to help the patient understand the recommended physiotherapy programme. It discusses physiotherapy before surgery, after surgery and then how to set appropriate/achievable goals which should be specific for the patient.

Who is this material for?


When should it be used?

Meeting with patients to discuss rehabilitation


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2. Stephensen D. Haemophilia 2005;11:26–9.

3. Jimenez-Yuste V, et al. Semin Hematol 2008;45:.S64–7.




EOS, elective orthopaedic surgery; MDT, multidisciplinary team;  

The materials within this toolkit are for educational and informative purposes only. The materials are not intended to replace any advice or information provided by a haemophilia specialist and/or other healthcare professionals. Surgery in patients with haemophilia (with or without inhibitors) can carry specific risks that should be carefully assessed and discussed with patients. Surgery in patients with haemophilia (with or without inhibitors) should always be done in consultation with a specialised haemophilia treatment centre.1


1. Escobar MA, et al. Haemophilia 2018;24:693–702.