Before going for your surgery, be sure to consult your doctor at Pacific Rim Orthopaedic Surgeons with any special concerns.
General Preparations for Surgery
- Contact your insurance provider to confirm coverage for your surgery.
- Do not consume alcohol in the 24 hours prior to your surgery.
- Do not eat or drink in the eight hours prior to your arrival time for surgery.
- Do not drink water in the four hours prior to your surgery.
- Arrange for reliable transportation home after surgery.
- A friend or family member should be available to care for you when you arrive home.
- If you are having knee, foot or ankle surgery, you should bring crutches with you.
- To prevent infection, shower or bathe the morning of your surgery.
- Clothing should be comfortable and loose so that they will fit over bandages or braces.
- Remove jewelry. Leave all valuables at home or with family.
- Patients with long hair should not wear metal hairpins or barrettes.
- Bring cases for contacts, glasses or hearing aids.
- Bring a list of current prescription and over-the-counter medications.
- Your medications will be reviewed at a pre-op appointment with a nurse.
- Instructions will be given by the pre-op nurse on what medications should be continued or discontinued before surgery.
- Inhalers for respiratory problems should be used as usual. Any other devices such as C-PAP machines should be brought to the surgery.
- 1st Dorsel Compartment Release
- ECTR Post Op Instructions