Published Tue, 2011-04-05 11:58; updated 34 weeks ago.
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital is a centre of excellence where every year more than two and a half thousand hip and knee replacements are carried out.
From the pharmacy team to the porters, from the ward nurses to the recovery nurses, this film introduces a whole range of professionals and explains their roles. A wide range of staff are involved, so knowing who they are and understanding their roles makes things less daunting on the day.
This film shows the entire patient journey from arrival at the pre op clinic for the initial assessment to the physiotherapy and final x-ray after the operation before returning home. Knowing what to expect will work towards making the whole process smoother.
The average length of stay for a knee replacement patient is just three days and it is likely that you will be up and walking on the same day of surgery, or the very next day, depending on the time of your operation. Of course this all varies between patients.
Further information about this film is available here.
View a patient information film about hip replacement surgery at RJAH hospital.
Frequently asked questions about hip and knee replacements.