Orthopaedics  |  Osteo Knee & Hip Pathway - Patient Fit for Surgery




Orthopaedics

Osteo Knee & Hip Pathway - Patient Fit for Surgery

A patient is considered unfit for surgery when they have had:

  • Myocardial infarction in the last 6 months.
  • Cardiac surgery in the last 6 months.
  • Unstable angina pectoris or angina pectoris at rest or on minimal effort (class 3 or 4).
  • Crescendo TIAs.
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (> 160/90).
  • Unexplained anaemia.
  • Chronic skin sepsis (refer to Infectious Diseases Specialist).
  • BMI > 40

Fit for List Health Screen assessment

 



Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016


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