For One Day Clinic, patients will be discharged on the same day if agreed by Dr D'Agostino and/or the Anaesthetist.
Do not leave the department without your next appointment, prescriptions and doctor's note for your workplace
Keep your hand elevated above heart level for 48 hours, in a sling during the day and on a pillow at night
Move your fingers frequently as soon as you are able, if allowed
Move your elbow and shoulder
How quickly you are discharged will depend on the type of anaesthesia used :
- Immediate discharge for LA
- Discharge 1 to 2 hours after leaving the operating room for LRA
- Discharge at least 2 hours after leaving the operating theatre for GA
Regardless of the type of anaesthesia, a medically necessary delay in departure or possible inpatient admission cannot be ruled out.