What to do before scoliosis surgeryWWhat to do before scoliosis surgeryWhat to do before scoliosis surgeryEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC8.0000000000000068.0000000000000269.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what should be done prior to having an operation for scoliosis, such as when to stop eating and what to bring to the hospital.</p><p>In order for scoliosis surgery to be succesful, there are a few things you and your teen must do to prepare.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>Your teen must come to surgery with an empty stomach or surgery will be cancelled. If there are contents in their stomach while they are under anaesthesia, they may vomit and inhale their stomach contents, leading to serious complications.</li><li>Don't forget necessary to bring paperwork, medications, toiletries and desired comfort items to the hospital.</li></ul>
Quoi faire avant l’intervention chirurgicale associée à une scolioseQQuoi faire avant l’intervention chirurgicale associée à une scolioseWhat to do before scoliosis surgeryFrenchOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC8.0000000000000068.0000000000000269.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez ce qui doit être fait avant une intervention chirurgicale associée à une scoliose, comme le moment où arrêter de manger et quoi apporter à l’hôpital.</p><p>Afin que l’intervention chirurgicale associée à une scoliose soit un succès, vous et votre adolescent devez faire certaines choses pour vous préparer.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Il est très important que votre adolescent ait l’estomac vide pour l’opération ou cette dernière sera annulée. S’il y a des solides dans l’estomac pendant qu’il est sous anesthésie, l’adolescent pourrait vomir et inhaler le contenu, ce qui peut mener à de graves complications.</li> <li> N’oubliez pas d’apporter à l’hôpital tous les documents nécessaires, les médicaments, les articles de toilette ainsi que tout article désiré pour le confort de votre adolescent. </li></ul>

 

 

What to do before scoliosis surgery2028.00000000000What to do before scoliosis surgeryWhat to do before scoliosis surgeryWEnglishOrthopaedics/MusculoskeletalChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Vertebrae;SpineMuscular system;Skeletal systemProceduresAdult (19+)NA2008-06-01T04:00:00ZSandra Donaldson, BA;Andrew Howard, MD, MSc, FRCSC;James G. Wright, MD, MPH, FRCSC8.0000000000000068.0000000000000269.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Find out what should be done prior to having an operation for scoliosis, such as when to stop eating and what to bring to the hospital.</p><p>In order for scoliosis surgery to be succesful, there are a few things you and your teen must do to prepare.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>Your teen must come to surgery with an empty stomach or surgery will be cancelled. If there are contents in their stomach while they are under anaesthesia, they may vomit and inhale their stomach contents, leading to serious complications.</li><li>Don't forget necessary to bring paperwork, medications, toiletries and desired comfort items to the hospital.</li></ul><h2>What to do before coming to hospital</h2><p>It is very important that your teen have an empty stomach for the surgery. They should have a light dinner the night before surgery. After midnight, your teen will not be able to eat anything solid. They can have small volumes of clear fluids like water or apple juice up until 5:00 am. After 5:00 am, your teen may not have anything to eat or drink, not even chewing gum or throat lozenges. </p><p><a href="/article?contentid=1261&language=English">General anaesthesia</a> is required for the surgery. If there are contents in your teen’s stomach while they are under anaesthesia, they may <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomit</a> and inhale their stomach contents. This can lead to serious complications. Your teen really needs to stick to these rules to ensure that their surgery proceeds safely. If any of these rules are broken, the surgery will be cancelled. </p><p>If you and your teen are travelling from far away, you may decide to arrive the day before surgery. The hospital can provide you and your teen with information about hotels or other accommodations that are close by. </p><h2>What to bring to the hospital</h2><p>When you leave home to go to the hospital, make sure your teen brings:</p><ul><li>Their health card and hospital card;</li><li>Any paperwork the hospital has asked for. Your teen’s family doctor may have done a general check-up and filled out a medical form listing their medical history;</li><li>Any medications your teen is taking, such as an inhaler for asthma;</li><li>Toothbrush and toothpaste;</li><li>Hairbrush;</li><li>Soap and deodorant;</li><li>For females: pads but no tampons;</li><li>Pajamas and housecoat. Your teen will be in a hospital gown for the first couple of days but afterwards may wear other clothes. Make sure they are easy to put on and take off, such as a large T-shirt and boxer shorts;</li><li>Stretchy, comfortable clothing for the ride home;</li><li>A favourite pillow or blanket from home;</li><li>Books, iPod, portable DVD, or other forms of entertainment;</li><li>Pictures of family, friends, or pets;</li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/what_to_do_before_scoliosis_surgery.jpgWhat to do before scoliosis surgery

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