Enhanced Recovery after Surgery

Hip and Knee Replacement operations are now very routine but are still major procedures that result in blood loss and recovery can be painful. 
It sounds obvious that pain and blood loss are bad for the body but it has been shown that by reducing this surgical ‘hit’ on the body, patients recover better.
In fact by using a range of measures we can reduce your stay in hospital and also reduce the risk of heart attack, blood transfusion and the risk of dying.

These measures are known as Enhanced Recovery

At the Hip and Knee clinic we practice Enhanced Recovery and by using a range of modern techniques we can reduce your pain and speed up your recovery from surgery

The principles behind ‘Enhanced Recovery’ are:
Patient expectations
It is vital that patients know what to expect before they come in for surgery.
There is a lot of information around from the internet, relatives, friends and sometimes other doctors and it isn't always accurate.
If patients are given the correct information they are less anxious about their operation and are confident to mobilise quickly after surgery and can often get home after 1-2 days.
Preoptimise patient before surgery
Multimodal analgesia
Minimise blood loss
Early mobilisation
Avoid drips and drains
Mr Symes is the leading surgeon in the area for Enhanced Recovery and developed the ERAS pathway at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals. He is now working on a further development of the pathway to improve patients care.

Savaridas T, Serrano-Pedraza I, Khan SK, Martin K, Malviya A, Reed MR. Reduced medium-term mortality following primary total hip and knee arthroplasty with an
enhanced recovery program. A study of 4,500 consecutive procedures. Acta Orthop.2013 Feb;84(1):40-3.
Khan SK, Malviya A, Muller SD, Carluke I, Partington PF, Emmerson KP, Reed MR. Reduced short-term complications and mortality following Enhanced Recovery
primary hip and knee arthroplasty: results from 6,000 consecutive procedures. Acta Orthop. 2014 Feb;85(1):26-31

Hull Hip & Knee Clinic

Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital

Lowfield Road




HU10 7AZ

Contact Information

To enquire about surgery or ask for more information please ring my private secretary or contract me via the email below

Phone : 01482 660272

Email : contact@hullhipandkneeclinic.co.uk