I have been considering having surgery done for some time now but still need to feel i will be safe going to Ladisten.
Can you please answer some questions i have?
1. As i have young kids i cannot stay longer the 2/3 weeks. Will i have to find a doctor that can check my progress here in Ireland? will i need a wheelchair for at home? or will cruch do after 2/3 weeks?
2. How will i know what excrises i will need to do for the remaining weeks or do i need to see a physo therapist at home?
3. How long after can patient drive a car?
Thank you, Tan for your questions. You might have read the comments of patients who already had an op. at our clinic.
If you're short of time due to family reasons you may leave home in 3 weeks,
still of course we'd suggest to stay longer to be sure everything goes like planned.
You will not be able to walk yet, so consider yourself as being in a wheel chair for that period.
One more pro of staying longer is that you get physio that is included in cost. We help you recover faster this way.
You'll be provided with instructions of how to manage the devices, how to clean them etc and other instructions on weight bearing, walking, training, etc.
I do not think Ireland doctor may assist in how the process goes, some things like overall healing process - probably yes.
In any case you will need to send us photos of X-rays and be in touch.
As for driving...frankly speaking we do not offer to drive car for some period of time - it's a risk. In approx. 3 months devices are removed and you can freely drive. Until then we'd say you need to be careful with that.
Please let me know if more questions,