Choosing a date for surgery
After the consultation in conjunction with Mr. Vioreanu Personal Assistant, you should decide on the time frame and a date that is most suitable to you. You will find that we are very flexible and will try to accommodate your requests whenever possible.
Forms to be completed and signed.
You will receive an information package containing your admission, consent and questionnaire forms, which you will need to complete and sent back to us.
Mr. Vioreanu collects information about each surgery for the purposes of patient management, but also uses information for research. You will be given a consent form, which is to be completed and given back to Mr. Vioreanu’s office.
Let us know.
You should inform us of any medical conditions or previous medical treatment as this may affect your operation.
It is extremely important that there are no cuts, scratches, pimples or ulcers on your lower limb as this greatly increases the risk of infection. Your surgery will be postponed until the skin lesions have healed.
You should not to tape, shave or wax your legs for one week prior to surgery.
Please use HIBISCRUB solution (Chlorexidine 4%) to wash your knee ONCE daily for 5 days prior to surgery. Wash the skin gently and do no scrub the area. You can find HIBISCRUB solution at a retail Pharmacy.
You will receive a list of all pre-operative tests required prior to surgery. These are standard tests for all patients.
Managing your Medications.
Prior to your surgery we will discuss your medications with you. You will be given important instructions about what you should and should not take prior to surgery. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you are unsure about these instructions.
Also, some patients with complex medical conditions will need appointments with other medical specialists to ensure that it is safe to proceed with surgery.
We will let you know if this is something you need to do.
Physiotherapy & Crutches.
As this is a day-procedure in most cases you will see a Physiotherapist in SSC before heading home. A set of crutches will be provided by SSC after surgery.
They will ensure you are walking safely with the aid of crutches and will give you instructions for the next few days.
We strongly advise that you arrange to see your local Physiotherapist the first few days after surgery.
Please inform us the name of your local Physiotherapist so we will communicate with them regarding your rehabilitation program.
The night before surgery.
Please do not eat and drink after mid-night and try to have a good nights sleep.