In young patients, they are usually severe fractures after high-energy trauma. In patients over 65 years of age they are fractures related to osteoporosis and usually due to low-energy trauma or osteoporotic fractures.
Immediately after finishing the surgery you will be transferred to a resuscitation room where you will wait for the effect of regional anesthesia to disappear and you can move your legs or recover from general anesthesia if it has been the chosen technique.
The great advantage of the arthroscopic technique is that it allows us to assess the structures inside a joint without having to injure the tissues that surround it (muscles, tendons and ligaments). This fact means that the resilience is faster.
Drs. Pablo Castillón and Francesc Anglès have participated in the publication on the relationship of bacterial colonization of the skin, urine infection and the infection of surgery for femur fracture in the elderly patient. The work has been published in the journal International Orthopaedics.
Dr. Francesc Anglès has participated in a Webinar “Elective Surgery in Covid-19 era” on how to resume prosthetic surgery after the Covid-19 pandemic. Pre, intra and post-operative precautions in hip and knee prostheses were discussed.