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Day Case Major Knee Surgery: ACL reconstructions to Total Knee replacements

Chair’s Welcome and Introduction - Dr Kim Russon
Immediate Past President The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)
Consultant Anaesthetist The Rotherham Foundation Trust Hospital


Covid-19 and it’s impact on surgery

Dr Justin Kua
NIAA HSRC Clinical Research Fellow
ICU Clinical Fellow, The London Clinic
Anaesthetic SpR

• Impact of Covid-19 on surgery 
• The timing of surgery

Justin starts by stating that 6 million people waiting for treatment within the UK

Justin goes on to discuss 3 different patient groups for elective surgrey in terms of Covid and their risk

  • New normal, covid free, fully vaccinated, lowest risk
  • Acute Covid-19, tested postivie, with or without symptoms, hightest risk
  • Post Covid-19, previous covid infection, 7+ weeks ago, may or may not have symptoms/long covid, intermediate risk

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