One of the major risks of your upcoming op is infection post operatively. The following information will help minimise the risk of infection.
There is a risk of infection should you have any pimples, ulcers or broken skin around the knee joint.
Should you shave or wax your legs for sport please do not do so 1 week prior to surgery and please be careful not to cut or abrade the skin of your lower limb.
You are required to wash, not rub your leg in Phisohex (or similar antibacterial soap) twice daily for a period of 1 week prior to your proposed surgery date and to wash this off in the shower. This is to lessen the risk of infection.
Should you attend for surgery with broken skin or rash there is a possibility that your surgery will be postponed until the lesions have healed.
If you have any symptoms of chest infection, cold or a cough please get a clearance from your GP that you are fit to undergo a general anaesthetic.
Running Article in Expat Living
Rio Wrap Up
After a massive build-up to Rio 2016, it now seems like it went by in a blink. The team played extremely well, but the group stage turned out to be a hurdle that we could not get over.
With five teams all within 1 point of each other, the finals were decided on the last day (last game in fact). Brazil to play Hungary and this would determine whether Hungary was out of the competition (meaning Australia would get through) or Hungary went to the top of the table. Unfortunately, the results did not go our way, and the Men's side made an earlier than expected exit (two wins, one draw and two losses).
Rio, although it had its challenges, was a fantastic place and venue for the 2016 Olympics, and I have put together a few snaps of the experience.
Simon Raftery is an experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist who has lived in Singapore for over 10 years.