Enhanced Recovery Surgery

Some patients are able to go home within one or two days of surgery following this protocol.  At the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital we achieve this using our multidisciplinary team approach.  This involves your surgeon, anaesthetist, physiotherapist and ward staff.  We use pre-emptive painkillers along with spinal and local anaesthetic to reduce post-operative pain and avoid morphine that make patients sick and drowsy.   We also get the patient up and walking on the same day!  Apart from reducing length of stay in hospital, it also reduces the risks of clots due to immobility.

Please follow the link below to see the whole process in more detail.