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Being out of the country prior to THR

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by BusterBeans, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. BusterBeans

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    Just saw on my pre-op paperwork several questions regarding whether the patient has been out of the country in the 30 days prior to the surgery. I live in the US but will have been in France, Germany and Switzerland in the 30 days prior to surgery. On a Viking Rhine River cruise plus on our own in Paris and Zurich. My pre-op appointment is the week before surgery. Do these questions focus on specific areas of the world? Might being on vacation in Europe postpone the date of my surgery? I’m scheduled for May 31st.
     
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    Not sure about postponement but super jealous of your travels:) :-) (:
     
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    Those questions seem to have become standard--even my doctor's office asks them during routine visits. The big concern is whether you have been in an area where you might have been exposed to infectious diseases (malaria, for one) that might be incubating. It's unlikely a river cruise in Europe (wonderful!) would put you at risk.
     
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    A vacation in Europe should not impact your surgery date. Worry not!
     
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    I had a business trip in Europe the week before my surgery, and I don't remember even getting a question about travel, etc. during my pre-op. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
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    I would be surprised if it would impact your surgery date, although I would certainly verify that with your surgeon's office. The last thing you want is a surprise as you're showing up for the big day.
     
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    Saw my surgeon yesterday for last visit prior to surgery and he didn’t see a problem with a European visit. Phew.
     
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    Glad all is a go!
    May 31 is the date then? Which hip, Buster? We will add it to your signature.
    Yay for getting rid of that horrible hip pain.:yes!:
     

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