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Anaesthesia for lower limb joint replacement

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00June 26th, 2016|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

Anaesthesia for lower limb joint replacement can be approached a number of different ways. The commonest anaesthesia provided for these procedures is a spinal anaesthetic, combined with either a general anaesthetic or sedation (depending on a number of factors including patient preference and coexisting medical conditions). Different levels of monitoring are also required depending on [...]

Anaesthesia for Major Knee Surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00February 7th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

The aims of anaesthesia for major knee surgery (including joint replacement) include: 1. Anaesthesia – a state of controlled unconsciousness throughout the operation 2. Analgesia – pain relief for the patient throughout the operation, aiming to reduce the stress response to surgical stimulation 3. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis 4. Prevention of pressure areas / [...]

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Arm blocks for upper limb surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:25+10:00January 15th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

Your scheduled surgery may require an arm block, which is an injection of local anaesthetic solution around the nerves of your arm or shoulder which will mean that you will experience much less pain after your surgery. This will be done by your anaesthetist in the operating theatre a short time before surgery, often after [...]

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Anaesthesia for Joint Replacement Surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:31+10:00January 9th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

The anaesthetic techniques used for major joint replacements are spinal, epidural, general anaesthesia and peripheral nerve blocks; in some cases a combination of these. You need to discuss which method will be used on you depending on: Medical history Your general health Risk factors You and your anaesthetists' preferences Type of procedure Spinal Anaesthesia Requires [...]

Anaesthesia for Major Hip Surgery

By |2016-10-18T13:50:31+10:00January 4th, 2015|Orthopaedic Surgery, Patient Information|

The aims of anaesthesia for major hip surgery include: 1. Anaesthesia – a state of controlled unconsciousness throughout the operation 2. Analgesia – pain relief for the patient throughout the operation, aiming to reduce the stress response to surgical stimulation 3. Prevention of deep vein thrombosis 4. Prevention of pressure areas / nerve damage from [...]

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You can now book a case using the online case booking form... Click "For Surgeons" below, and you'll find a form that will send information directly to our administrative team. We'll be in contact with you with confirmation of your booking and let you know whether an anaesthetist is available at the time you require.

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