Pre-Assessment Clinic Total Knee Replacement

This video takes you through what will happen at the PRE-ASSESSMENT CLINIC that you will be asked to attend a few weeks before your operation.

At the clinic a thorough medical assessment will be carried out to make sure you are medically fit enough for surgery.

Routine pre-operative tests including urine, blood, ECG (heart trace), x-rays will be carried out. A nasal swab will be taken to screen for MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, a normally harmless bacteria that can on occasions cause wound infections). This appointment will also provide you with an opportunity to speak to your Consultant and or his registrar. You will also be asked to sign a CONSENT FORM.

PLEASE NOTE: You could be in the clinic for 3 to 4 hours.