How should I prepare for spine reconstruction surgery?
As a preparation to replenish the lost blood during surgery, it is often recommended to donate all or some amount of blood that is going to be required. Donors with a compatible blood type may also be obtained.
Various things need to be done during the time prior to your admission to the hospital for spinal reconstruction surgery. You need to prepare your home so that your postoperative recovery period becomes easier. This means that you need to arrange frequently used objects at easily reachable height as bending, lifting, twisting, and stooping is not allowed during your recovery period. You may also need the following things:
Also, you will need someone to help you with laundry, cleaning, and grocery shopping for at least a few days.
In order to evaluate your general health condition before undergoing anesthesia, the following tests may be done:
It is important to follow these instructions while preparing to undergo spinal reconstruction surgery: