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Old 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Ankle arthroscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction

Ankle arthoscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction what can I expect.

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Re: Ankle arthroscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction

Hi, I had this procedure a fortnight ago now.

Don't know if you've had yours yet but to answer your questions - I went in as a day case. At the hospital for 0730 and taken down just after 9. You also fill out a questionnaire with the nurse, medical history, height, weight etc. I came too in the pre-op room then was wheeled back to the ward. I got out at 1700 thou could probably have got out earlier but this is when I had someone who could pick me up.

Yes, it's done under General Anaesthetic, I had my canular (tube in your hand) put in down in the pre-op room. They then tell you that the drugs to knock you out are going in then they put an oxygen mask over you and ask you to take a few deep breaths. I'd been under GA before (broken nose - kickboxing) so you may get more questions if its the first time.

Anything else you want to ask just shout.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: Ankle arthroscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction

Is there anything else they put in you or on you expect for the iv?

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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Re: Ankle arthroscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction

Regarding expectations for an IV I Guess it depends on your medical history, ie is there a history of any illness (Hearttrouble etc) in your family etc. mine seemed relatively straightforward. You'll be told to fast from a certain time, mine was midnight the previous day. Can't think of anything else.

Yeah, I had a nerve block done too. As I understand this is for both surgical anesthesia and to help with my post-operative pain control (foot has the numb feeling similar to a visit to the dentist for a couple days afterwards).

I was on the good drugs for 5 days afterwards. Goes without saying but make sure you have someone around to help you, especially the first few days as you will be dozing a lot!

Anything else let me know.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #5
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Re: Ankle arthroscopy and lateral ligament reconstruction

Regarding expectations for an IV I Guess it depends on your medical history, ie is there a history of any illness (Hearttrouble etc) in your family etc. mine seemed relatively straightforward. You'll be told to fast from a certain time, mine was midnight the previous day. Can't think of anything else.

Yeah, I had a nerve block done too. As I understand this is for both surgical anesthesia and to help with my post-operative pain control (foot has the numb feeling similar to a visit to the dentist for a couple days afterwards).

I was on the good drugs for 5 days afterwards. Goes without saying but make sure you have someone around to help you, especially the first few days as you will be dozing a lot!

Anything else let me know.

 
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