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Old 04-06-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

I just found out that the podiatrist I'm going to does PTTD surgery as day surgery. Has anyone else had this done this way?

I'm freaking out right now.
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Re: PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

I have heard of this but IMO it's a bad idea. While sometimes it works out fine, I have also heard horror stories of people back at the ER to try to get pain under control. The first hours after the block wears off are critical for pain control. I was scheduled for one night and ended up with two because I had problems with the medication.

If you ask for overnight will he agree?

 
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Re: PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

The first surgeon I interviewed said day surgery. The surgeon I used (triple arthrodesis, achillis tendon lengthening) said over nite was an option. I was there 3 days.....pain control, fever and learning to get to the potty (no bed pans at home).

consider staying overnight...it is pretty big surgery and you are very immobile at first.


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Re: PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

I was out patient and I had originally had a check in for 11AM and they moved me to 5AM because they wanted more time because it was so extensive. It was a freaky thing. Talk to your doctor or someone on his staff. They called me the next day to make sure I was ok and were quick to respond to my comments.

 
Old 04-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Re: PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

Thank you for your advice. I just do not feel comfortable with this so I called and cancelled my surgery. I'm waiting for my orthopedic to call me. I have a different podiatrist lined up. The new podiatrist has been the dr for the Dallas Ballet for the last 10 years and also works with the Texas Rangers.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #6
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Re: PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

I had PTTD surgery in Sept. and it was outpatient. Everything worked out just fine. I will be having the other foot done next week with a few added procedures and this OS is having me spend the night in the hospital.

 
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Re: PTTD surgery "Day surgery????"

My surgery was done in a regular hospital with 23 hour observation (so it was considered outpatient surgery). After the surgery I was taken to a room and had a morphine pump (which I didn't really need until the wee hours of the morning when the block began to wear off). I was actually glad to stay what ended up being overnight with the 23 hours. I think I was able to kind of relax a little more because I wasn't mentally focused on the fact that I would be going home in a few hours. Plus being in a regular hospital room was nice. My husband was with me and smuggled me in some good coffee. We watched the Olympics as I recall (well sort of, I was in and out).

HURTS-TO-WALK- Surgery again next week?????? Good luck and I hope you have a quick recovery. How is the first foot feeling these days?

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