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Foods Your Body Needs After Orthopaedic Surgery

After orthopedic surgery, rest and proper wound care is imperative to post-operative recovery, but did you know what you eat can also help your body heal? A well-balanced and nutritious diet can help you to a speedy recovery.

Essential Foods Your Body Needs After Orthopedic Surgery

Protein: Protein is one of the essential bone-healing foods for recovery from orthopaedic surgery since it helps to prevent infection and increase bone mass.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is loaded with antioxidants to aid our immune system and helps in the repair of tendons and other wounds for surgery.

Calcium: Calcium serves as a crucial building block for strong bones, and it works hand in hand with protein to strengthen bones.

Vitamin D: Vitamin D aids our body in its absorption of calcium. Unfortunately, we can’t all take advantage of natural Vitamin D. Instead, supplement yourself with foods like fatty fish.

Zinc: The combination of vitamin C, protein, and zinc helps wounds to heal faster from orthopaedic surgery.

Omega 3: Omega 3 fatty acids add the anti-inflammatory properties we need after a surgical procedure to prevent bone loss

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If you are in need of shoulder surgery, Dr. Samuel Koo is a leading shoulder surgeon serving the Seattle area. To schedule a consultation, call our office at (425) 823-4000 or by using our secure form.

COVID-19 Update

4/21/20 Update: Effective immediately, Dr. Koo is seeing patients through telehealth visits and in-person visits at our clinic. Call today to schedule your appointment!

Dr. Samuel Koo is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updated from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control. 

To better serve you, Dr. Koo is now proud to offer virtual visits. With telehealth, you can meet with Dr. Koo from the comfort and safety of your own home. Please call our office today to learn more about this service or to schedule an appointment.

As of last Friday the governor of Washington state issued a declaration that all non-urgent or emergent surgical cases be postponed until the week of May 18th. For more information, please reach out to our office at (425) 823-4000.

Here are a few additional resources as well: 

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control