Daycare Procedures

These are surgical procedures where patients do not need overnight admission and can go home the same day. The advances in surgical techniques, anesthesiology, and pain relief are important contributing factors in increasing the popularity of daycare surgeries.

Fully-equipped operating rooms, the latest gadgets, and trained personnel ensure optimum patient safety and satisfaction. The latest technology, along with excellent postoperative care and effective pain relief, enable the patients to recover in just a few hours.

Our day care facility is a two-bed unit staffed by dedicated nurses depending on the consulting physician's specialty.

Since this is not a treatment facility per se, our Day Care Unit is equipped with basic facilities. Each bed has a dedicated oxygen supply and suction facilitySince this is not a treatment facility per se, our day care unit is equipped with basic facilities. Each bed has a dedicated oxygen supply and suction facility.

Day care procedure rooms are equipped with

  • Operation Table
  • C-arm
  • [Urja] Anaesthesia workstation
  • Crash Cart
  • Defibrillator
  • Cautery Machine

Advantages of Day care Centres

  • Faster recovery
  • Economic advantages
  • Complete infrastructure with the latest gadgets
  • Expertise of eminent Consultants
  • There is little or no disruption to the regular routine.
  • There will be no overnight stay.
  • Competent and dedicated technicians and nurses

Indications

Following are the surgeries that can be done in the day care setting in orthopaedics:

1) Non Surgical Day Care Cases

i. Closed reduction and immobilisation (with or without G.A.) of fractures and dislocations (Supracondylar Humerus)

ii. Manipulation of: knee, shoulder, cervical, or lumbar spine; congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV)

2) Surgical Day Care Cases

i. Minimally Invasive:

a. Local Hydrocortisone injection

b. Joint aspiration

c. Needle biopsy

d. Skeletal traction

ii. Endoscopic procedures

a. Discectomy

b. Arthroscopy: Diagnostic / Therapeutic.

c. Epidural injection

iii. Open procedure

a. Trauma: - Fracture fixation (radius-ulna) - Use of an external fixator - Implant removal

b. Infectious: - Wound wash - Incision and drainage

c.Open Biopsy for Infe ction and Tumour

d. Excision biopsy: bursa, ganglion, lipoma

e. Contracture release: polio, cerebral palsy

f. Soft tissue release: carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tenosynovitis, transfer of the ulnar nerve Conclusion

There has been a lot written about day care surgery, its advantages and disadvantages. The criteria for patient selection, discharge, and follow-up remain common to most of the specialties.