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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Hip/Knee Replacements

Glasgow Royal Infirmary/ Stobhill ACH


If you have been advised by the medical team caring for you that you may benefit from having a hip or knee replacement then the following information and associated links will help ensure you are as prepared as you can be for your surgery and recovery. 

Most total hip and knee replacements take place at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. If you are having a Uni-compartmental knee replacement (‘Half-knee’) then you may be advised that you can have your operation carried out at Stobhill hospital if the surgeon feels this would be appropriate for you. If this applies to you then please follow the Stobhill Hospital information where relevant.


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Pre-Operative Assessment

What can you do to prepare for surgery?

If you smoke

If you are overweight


Your anaesthetic for a Hip or Knee Replacement

Eating and drinking the day before your surgery


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Last Updated: 18 August 2020