Frequently asked questions

Au bout de combien de temps serai-je capable de marcher à nouveau ?

La reprise du plein appui après une ostéotomie se fait généralement 1 mois après l’intervention.

Si je n’ai plus de douleur, ai-je le droit de diminuer ou supprimer un des traitements ?

Suivez les recommandations prescrites sur l’ordonnance qui vous a été remise. En cas de doute, veuillez contacter votre médecin traitant.

Puis-je prendre mon traitement habituel associé aux anti- douleurs prescrits ?

Oui, sous réserve d’avoir indiqué l’intégralité de votre traitement habituel au cours de la consultation d’anesthésie. Il ne faut pas associer d’autres anti-douleurs.

Quel suivi est mis en place après mon intervention ?

A la sortie d’hospitalisation, vous aurez la date du rendez-vous de consultation post opératoire (J+30 environ). Vous êtes de plus en contact permanent avec votre chirurgien via le site Orthense.

What should I bring to the hospital on the day of my admission?

• The guide
• English canes
• "Cold" splints
• Compression stockings
• Personal belongings

Where can I safely store my belongings?

Each room is equipped with a digital locker. The code is to be personalized by the patient, thus allowing the security of his belongings.

Est-il possible de bénéficier d’un lit accompagnant ?

Only minor patients can be accompanied, and adult patients with a mental handicap require permanent accompaniment. The cost per night for the accompanying person is 10€, including breakfast, and 5€80 for lunch and dinner.

Can I have a single room?

The room alone is subject to the organization of the service activity.

How can my friends and family check up on me?

When you arrive, remember to ask for the service's telephone number from the hospitalization service team.

What are the visiting hours?

Visits are allowed every day from noon to 8 p.m.
In epidemic periods, they are forbidden except in exceptional cases.
If you are allowed to visit, remember to show your health pass.

How do I know when my surgery will be?

The day before the operation, the nurse on duty or the surgeon will inform you of the time at which you will be operated on.

What documents must I have in my possession for the anesthesia consultation?

●  Last prescription for current medical treatment
●  Your Blood Grouping Card, if you have one
●  Last mail or report if you are followed by a specialist (Cardiologist, Pneumologist, ...)
●  Dated and signed trustworthy person designation form
●  Authorization of care for minors or protected adults

Who handles my administrative discharge?

This is the receptionist for the department.

What documents will I receive on the day of my discharge?

- Status report ;
- Hospitalization report ;- Prescriptions ;
- Work stoppage or extension ;
- Post-operation follow-up consultation appointments;
- Traceability of the implantable medical device (references of the implanted material);

*Note: If you wish to retrieve the radiographic examinations performed during your hospitalization, you must request the receptionist or the nurses on duty before your discharge.

Requests made after discharge must be made to the Patient File Access Service by or by telephone on +33 (0)5 61 77 24 60

How long after surgery can I resume driving?

Generally, driving can be resumed 1.5 months after surgery.

Is the transportation to and from the hospital covered by social security? How do I organize it?

For all hospitalizations in the Orthopedic and Traumatologic Surgery Department, the round trip transportation is covered by social security. For journeys of more than 150 km, a request for prior agreement of transport must be made to the social security 15 days before the hospitalization. The form of medical prescription of transport and prior agreement of transport must be requested from the secretariat of your surgeon before the hospitalization. The form must be sent by the patient to the social security.