Before Ankle Surgery
Post-operative hospitalization will be between 1 and 3 days on average. This period may be prolonged during or after surgery if it is necessary. During this period it is recommended that you start looking for an acompanying person. Total time from entering to the operation room getting back to the bed after surgery may be between 3 and 8 hours.
After your appointment is made, you will be informed about what you should do as preparation for your surgery.
Planning for Home Care After the Surgery
Someone who will assist the patient during daily activities at home after the surgery needs to be adjusted before the operation. It may not be allowed to step on the operated legs and feet for a period of time after surgery. For this reason, it is recommended that the necessary arrangements within the house be made before the operation.
Planning of devices to be used at home after surgery
It would be helpful to discuss with the doctor before the surgery or discharge about appropriate devices to be used in the postoperative period.
Tests such as blood test, physical examination, ECG, lung x-ray are performed before the operation and the patient’s compliance with the operation will be evaluated by anesthesia and reanimation specialist. If necessary, the patient may be required to be evaluated by other specialists.
Stopping the intake of Aspirin and anti inflamatory medication
Some medicines, herbal medicines and food supplements may interact with the anesthetic drugs or the surgical procedure as they affect the bleeding and clotting process. Therefore;
Medications containing aspirin and its derivatives should be stopped one week before the operation.
Naproxen sodium (Naprosyn, Apranax or Cataflam etc.) like antiinflamatory and analgesics should be stopped 4 days before the operation.
It is important to inform the doctor about the use of hormones (such as birth control pills) or medication for rheumatoid arthritis.
‘Natural’ or herbal medication should be stopped 1 week before the operation.
In case of a of need pain killer medication – paracetamol, parol, aprol, etc. – or a painkiller prescribed by your doctor should be used.
Products containing tobacco are known to increase the of undesirable post-operative conditions. These products can reduce blood flow to the surgical site and prevent bone and wound healing. Therefore, precautions should be taken to stop using tobacco and tobacco products before and after surgery.
Pre operative fasting
No solid food or beverages should be consumed for at least 8 hours before surgery. If there are medicines to be used; It is necessary to consult the doctor or an anesthesia and reanimation specialist during preoperative preparations.