Day of surgical intervention

You must stop eating at midnight. If surgery takes place in the afternoon, you might be served with a light breakfast early in the morning, in agreement with the anaesthesiologist. In case of outpatient hospitalization, you must come to the clinic at the appointed time, withouthaving eaten anything before.

Preparing the intervention

  • •the nurse will come to inform you of your departure for the surgery.
  • •you will receive the gown for the OR.
  • •you will receive socks (if necessary)
  • •you will take a shower (soap with Betadine) two hours before (unless you showered prior to your arrival)
  • •a “pre-medication” will be given to you for relaxation.



Transfer to the OR

Stretcher bearers will take your to the OR, with your complete medical record, splint and socks, if required.

Arrival to the OR

  • Tthe anaesthesiologist welcomes you and begins to prepare you for intervention in the pre-anaesthesia room
  • Then you are taken to the OR, where the nurse in the room checks your identity and the surgery site (right or left), and prepares you helped by the operating personnel.
  • •your surgeon comes to greet you and check that everything is in order,
    1. assistant surgeon prepares the surgical fields and your limb to be operated,
    2. the anaesthetist will place you under anaesthesia
  • •intervention can begin.



Postoperative ICU

  • This is mandatory place, in which you will spend about an hour (depending on the type of surgical intervention, after any intervention)
    This allows:
  • •Supervision of your vital parameters (HR, BP… etc.)
  • •The optimal control of your pain when awakening from anaesthesia,
  • •Performance of a control X-ray of the joint operated,
  • •To wake up quietly, if you were under general anaesthesia,
  • •Finally, to prepare you in the best conditions before being brought into your room.


Return to room

Your return is facilitated by stretcher-bearers. The nurse will welcome and accommodates you:

  • •Checks that everything goes well,
  • •Checks pain and vital parameters.


Medical examination:

Your surgeon and anaesthesiologist will come to visit you in the evening or afternoon after surgery and will give explanations about the intervention went and advice for your convalescence period.

Family visit

  • •Can be done according to the schedule shown at the administrative office
  • Outside food is allowed starting with the 3rdpostoperative day.
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