Enhanced Recovery Program
Naturally there is some variation from person to person; however the following is typical for the majority (BMI<30, age <80, medically fit).
Day 0.Operation in the morning.
Dedicated enhanced recovery program developed by Dr Howard Wakeling (consultant anaesthetist) and Mr James Lewis (Consultant Surgeon).
2 hours post op: Up from bed, Walk full weight bearing with crutches.
Day 1. Self rehabilitation, exercise regime provide in written and DVD format.
Home visit from physiotherapist.
Day 2. Continue progress
Day 5. Physiotherapy session.
Day 12. Wound review Mr Lewis.
Continue self exercise program and physiotherapy
Week 6. Final review Mr Lewis.
Week 12. Completion Audit form.