JOINT REPLACEMENT PRE-OPERATIVE TEACHING. FOR THE WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL CENTER ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE PATIENTS. WELCOME.
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WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL CENTER ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE PATIENTS
We have prepared the following to provide you with information to make your stay in our Orthopedic Institute more comfortable and to let you know beforehand, what you can expect during your stay.
Our goal is that all patients should have a very goodexperience while they are here.
To prevent infection, DO NOT shave or use depilatories on the surgical area. The surgical team will use clippers to remove hair just prior to surgery.
After the spinal anesthesia, you will be sedated for the surgery so you will not be awake for the surgical procedure.
You may also have an ice pack machine or ice bag applied to your operative joint to assist in controlling swelling and pain of the joint and surrounding area. Frequent use of an ice pack is helpful for pain control throughout your stay.Speak-upso staffcan provide this as needed.
For your safety, the hospital has implemented a bar code scanning system for medication administration. On admission you will be given a bar-coded bracelet. Whenever you are given medication, the nurse will scan both your bracelet and the medication.
If you have questions, we encourage you to speak up and ask the nurse.
You will receive an anti-coagulant to reduce the chance of blood clots forming in your legs.
Your room set-up on 4I will include:
Visiting hours are from 8:00am to 9:00pm. If friends and family are ill, please request that they not visit.
We encourage family members to be involved in patient care in collaboration with the hospital staff caring for the patient.
Hip Replacement surgery are:
1. You must avoid twisting your body around either while in the bed, in your chair, or while standing. Position items close to you in bed or in the chair so you can avoid reaching or twisting to get them.
2. You will need to avoid leaning forward when seated in a chair.
5.Use a raised toilet seat or place a raised commode directly over the toilet. DO NOT sit on a standard height toilet.
Do a safety check of your home before you come to the hospital:
White Plains Hospital Center
Physical Medicine Department at:
expertly staffed White Plains Hospital
Physical Therapy Center at Rye Brook
111 South Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY
(Across from the Rye Ridge Shopping Center)
-your post-operative medical status
-how mobile you are around the time of discharge and whether you have anyone who can assist you at home
-your insurance and financial considerations
The discharge process is heavily dependent on what arrangements your insurance company agrees to cover. Some insurance companies rule out some of the discharge options.
The options may include:
Signs and symptoms to be concerned about are:
Call your physician if you have any of these or other unusual symptoms.
Prepared by W.C.Busch, M.S., PT and Anila George, MSPT
Contributions by: Carol Smullen, RN, ONC; Betty Leung, RN, MSN, ONC; Sally Tortora, RN, ONC; Janet Gaynor, RN; Maria Hood, CSW; and other members of the following: Discharge Planning/Social Services Dept. , PACU, PM&R Dept., Orthopedic Institute Committee members.
Following each preoperative shower:
* The skin should be thoroughly rinsed;
* Dry the with a fresh clean dry towel
* You should don clean clothing.
If you are allergic to Chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) or any other soap preparation- DO NOT PERFORM THE WASH OF THE SURGICAL SITE AREA.
If you have a history of any skin condition such as eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, etc.-DO NOT PERFORM THE WASH OF THE SURGICAL SITE AREA.
Caution should be exercised to avoid Hibiclens contact with the eyes, inside the ears or other mucus membranes.
(If you have been unable to pick up your packets from the hospital, you should be able to obtain Hibiclens from your local drug store. You will need only 2 ounces. Speak to the pharmacist if you have trouble locating it.)