What you should do??
Your doctor may order imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, CT, or bone scans once the decision is made to perform revision surgery. These tests help to determine the cause, location, and the amount of bone loss before surgery.
- Your surgeon will send you for routine blood tests and any other Investigations required prior to your surgery.
- You will be asked to undertake a general medical check-up with a physician.
- You should have any other medical, surgical or dental problems attended to prior to your surgery-.
- Make arrangements for help around the house prior to surgery.
- Cease aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications 10 days prior to surgery as they can cause bleeding.
- Cease any naturopathic or herbal medications 10 days before surgery.
- Stop smoking as long as possible prior to surgery.
Day of Surgery
- You will be admitted to the hospital usually on the day of your surgery
- Further tests may be required on admission
- You will meet the nurses and answer some questions for the hospital records
- You will meet your Anaesthetist, who will ask you a few questions
- You will be given hospital clothes to change into and have a shower prior to surgery
- The operation site will be shaved and cleaned
- Approximately 30 minutes prior to surgery, you will be transferred to the operating room