Left Hip Revision Surgery : Operative Care, Anesthesia, And Possible Complication Essay
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Left Hip Revision Surgery
Spending the day in the operating room (OR) can be an exhilarating experience, throughout this paper I will discuss the different aspects of surgery as you follow my journey. I will discuss pre- operative care and testing preformed; operative care, anesthesia, and possible complication; and post-operative care and recovery.
My day in the Operating room began with an introduction to my patient, an 87 year old man who was there for a left hip revision. He had previously undergone a left total hip arthroplasty in 1988, and was now experiencing severe pain, bringing him back for a revision. He also has a history of a cerebral vascular accident, pacemaker placement and a coronary artery bypass graft. In addition, he has mild osteomyelitis and osteoarthritis in that hip. Prior to his recent pain and hip issues he was an active motorcyclist and was living a full and active life.
Subsequent to his arrival at the hospital, he had several lab tests and diagnostics performed to make sure he was physically ready, and that there were no underlying issues. He had a complete laboratory screening done, which included a complete blood count (CBC), basic metabolic panel (BMP), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), blood sugar (BS), liver enzymes, hemostasis, and blood type and cross, all to identify potential risks previous to surgery. Each element of the screening process has a different and distinct importance. The CBC was done to identify red and white