Dietary intakes before orthopaedic surgery
Regardless of the time available between the time of contemplation of surgery and the day of admission, a patient who eats healthy is reasonably more suitable for surgery than a patient who does not meet the daily requirements for energy and nutrients. A successful education for healthy food choices is one possible way to sustain the exercise therapy, improve recovery, and thus contribute to the patient’s long-term health. The expected benefits presuppose that the patient follows a healthy diet, but it is unclear which advice is needed to improve dietary choices. The dataset was used to stimulate the writing of the article "Healthy eating for elective major orthopedic surgery: quality, quantity, and timing", which was published in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare in 2023.