Protocol for Hip Replacement:
Patients will have a history taken and be clinically assessed by Dr. Barrow.
If a hip replacement is deemed appropriate, then a full explanation of the procedure, implants used and rehabilitation protocols will be discussed.
Pre- Operative Assessment:
- Patients will have a history taken and be clinically assessed.
- Patients routinely get assessed by a physician.
- Pre-operative Chest X-Ray, Pelvic X-ray and Blood tests are done.
- X-rays are pre-operatively measured and a templated to assist with the surgery.
- Patient must be starved from Midnight before the day of surgery
- Patients will be admitted on the morning of the surgery to Morningside Clinic
- Patients will be assessed by the Anaesthetist before theatre
- The site of operation will be prepared by the ward staff
- An X-Ray is done after surgery
- Post - operative rehabilitation is assisted by a team of skilled Arthroplasty physiotherapists.
- Mobilization begins the day after surgery.
- The physiotherapists will spend time educating the patient on the specific do's and don'ts following hip replacement.
- Most patients will be ready for discharge on Day 3 or 4 post- operation but depends on the individual patient's physical status.
At 2 weeks post surgery: Dr. Barrow to review wound as an outpatient
At 6 weeks post surgery: Dr. Barrow will do clinical assessment and a control X-Ray
The Physiotherapists will review patients at 2, 4and 6 weeks
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