Hip Arthroscopy

Skin preparation: Night prior to and morning of operation, patient is required to wash leg, hip and pubic area to the midline with a sponge provided in the pre-admission clinic. Betadine Skin test occasionally is used if there is suspicion of an allergy to iodine.

Bowel Prep: Glycerin suppositories will be provided at the pre-admission clinic. Patient to is required to administer the evening prior to surgery (instruction leaflet given at the pre-admission clinic).

Patient education: Physiotherapy assessment will include; instruction of gait training, use of crutches and pre and postoperative exercises. Patient will be fitted for crutches to take home and practice preoperatively.

Medications: Cease aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications 10 days prior to surgery as well as any naturopathic or herbal medications.

Day of Surgery: Surgical paperwork will be administered by the nurses and the anaesthetist will meet with you to ask a few questions. A hospital gown will be given and the operation site will be shaved and cleaned. Betadine skin prep will be applied to above area and wrapped. All x-rays are to be sent with patient to theatre.

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