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Offline mb212

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Time in Hospital for HTO
« on: April 22, 2007, 03:01:11 AM »
Hi,
I am scheduled for an HTO (closed Wedge) on Wednesday, April 25th, and my OS tells me that I will be spending one night in the hospital for pain management and infection control. From the posts I have read I am wondering if one night is sufficient? I see people spending 4-5 nights.

Please advise if I should be asking to stay in alittle longer for pain management and infection control.

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Time in Hospital for HTO
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 09:47:29 AM »
Hey!

I work in a regional hospital in Belgium and our patients stay 1 night post HTO for pain control. In 95% of the surgeries it's enough, people who have a low pain tolerance often stayed 1 night extra.

I myself had a TTT and spent 1 night, next time I would go home the same day. I have to note our OSes don't use painpumps or anything, just the regular IV painmeds the day of surgery and oral painmeds the next day.

Hope this helps!
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