PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SOMEONE COMING IN FOR SURGERY
Before the operation:
The nurse of the surgical unit will call you a few days before and provide you with instructions.
In order to ensure safe treatment, you must complete the preliminary information form and bring it with you when you come to the surgical unit or complete it online. You can get the form from the operating unit.
Before checking in, you must be without food for six hours.
You can take your own medication with a small amount of liquid in the morning, unless specified otherwise.
Avoid using anti-inflammatory drugs for a few days before the operation because of the risk of bleeding.
The area to be operated on must be clean and the skin must be intact.
Give notification well in advance if you fall ill just before the operation.
You must have a written commitment of payment if the operation is being paid for by insurance.
On the day of the operation:
Shoulder operations are done under anaesthesia and recovery from the procedure will be in the recovery room over a few hours.
If the corrective tendon surgery is done in the afternoon, you should be prepared to stay in the hospital overnight after the operation for pain treatment reasons.
During the evening of the day of the operation, it is possible to eat a light meal but driving a vehicle should be avoided for 24 hours.
After the operation:
You will get written instructions on follow-up treatment when you leave to go home.
A check-up appointment at the surgery will be booked for you.
You will get my telephone number, which you can contact if you have any questions.
Going home must be done with an accompanying person, and during the first night you must have an adult with you.