Pre-Operative Preparations

MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR SURGERY.

Medical evaluations. Before Total Knee Replacement Surgery, your orthopedic doctors needs to understand your overall health status.You will be evaluated in several ways.

Complete medical evaluation. Your orthopedic doctor will take your healh history, an inventory of medications you now take, and will administer a total physical. X-ray images will be taken of your knee that help the orthopedic surgeon plan your Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Some patients will also need chest X-rays, ECGs and other tests to ensure they are strong enough for surgery and recovery.

Preliminary lab work. As part of your pre-admission process,you will need to undergo  routine lab work. Your physician’s nurse can explain what each test is and why you need it.

Donate you own blood.You may be asked to donate some blood to have on hand in case you need it during Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Some patients cannot donate their own blood. In these cases, using pre-screened blood bank blood is recommended.

GETTING YOUR HOME READY.

To make your life easier post-operatively, it pays to think ahead about how to adapt your home environment for safety and greater efficiency. Here are some tips that can help:

Arrange for help now. You won’t be able to drive immediately after Total Knee Replacement Surgery. This means you will need the assistance of someone who can drive you to followup doctor’s appointments, as well as help you with shopping and errands.Try to line up this person’s assistance now.

Reorganise your home. Bending, kneeling and squatting will be impossible immediately following your Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Also remember, you will be on crutches or a walker for a while. Place everyday essentials in top drawers or easy-access places. Remove electrical cords and clutter that pose a hazard. Don’t wax floors.

Obtain assistance items. It makes sense to have certain assistance items ready when you return home. Some suggested items mightb be a cordless phone, large apron with pockets,reaching, aids and bathing aids. Check with your orthopedic surgeon and hospital to identify which items will be provided to you dt discharge.

PACKING FOR THE HOSPITAL

When packing your hospital bag, bring your list of medications and the telephone numbers of your relatives or designated “help” person. Bring walking shoes, loose, comfortable clothes, underwear, books, personal care items and cash for sundries. Please don’t bring jewelry, large amounts of cash, credit cards or other valuable items to the hospital with you.

A NOTE ABOUT MEDICATIONS

It is very important to tell your orthopedic doctor about every single medication you are taking, even aspirin or ibuprofen. Some medications are not compatible with anaesthetic, and others could increase bleeding or cause other problems. Your physician will determine which medications you can continue up untill your surgery, and which one you must discontinue.

WHAT TO EXPECT THE DAY OF SURGERY

When you are admitted to the hospital you will change into hospital gown.Your vital signs are taken by a nurse. An intravenous line containing medications and fluids will be inserted comfortably into a vein on your arm or neck. At this point, your anaesthesiologist will arrive to begin administration of your anaesthetic for surgery. Once you are transferred to the operating room, you are moved to the operating table where the surgery will take place. This is often the last thing you remember before waking up in the recovery room.You may have general anaesthesia with sedation.

 

Upcoming Events
 
 
  • Coming up with a mega campaign "Lets Fight Arthritis" on the occasion of World Arthritis Day, at A4 Block, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. The campaign will be on 9th October 2016(Sunday). 

  • Health Awareness Campaign on 28th August at Gurudwara Singh Sabha E Block Karampura, Delhi.

  • Coming up with a mega campaign on Spine & Back Pain on 5th June 2016 at Gurudwara New Ranjeet Nagar (near Satyam Ciema), Patel nagar, Delhi in association with Sukhmani Charitable Trust, Delhi.

  • Coming up with an awareness campaign on Arthritis Management & Control on 22nd May 2016 at Guru Ram Dass Charitable Medical Centre - Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Moti Nagar, Delhi.  

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management on "Mother's Day" 8th May 2016 at West Patel Nagar, Delhi - 110008

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management in association with "Varishth Nagrik Kesari Club" - Punjab Kesari Delhi on 6th April 2016 (Wednesday)

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand Participated in Shoulder Conclave 2016 at JWT Marriott, Pune

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand was the Table instructor for young doctors at Cadaver Joint Replacement Training on 21st February 2016 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

  • Arthritis Awareness campaign on 28th february 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at Minomax Knee & Shoulder Clinics (8/29, West Patel nagar, Delhi, India)

  • Participating as a speaker on "Dificult cases of Hip & Knee Replacement" in 2nd Masters Course in Arthroplasty at Meril Academy, VAPI, Gujarat from 4th to 6th February 2016

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Ashwani Maichand
M.S., M.Ch. (Ortho)
Fellowship Joint Replacement
Specialist : Knee & Shoulder
 
Dr. Rahul Kakran
M.s., M.Ch (Ortho)
Specialist : Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  
Dr. Rajni Koundal
BPT
Consultant Physiotherapy
 
For Appointment : 9999074745
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MinOmaX Knee & Shoulder Clinics
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