Appointments for examinations at the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department and appointments for elective surgery
Orthopaedic Outpatient Department
Patients can make an appointment for an examination in person or by telephone with the Outpatient Department nurse, Ms. Marie Zezulová, at (+420) 566 512 323. Appointments can be made during working hours from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (lunch break 12:00- 12:30 p.m.) except on Wednesdays, when appointments are possible from 10:00 a.m. A better time to call is in the afternoon. During the morning, the phone line is often engaged and it is difficult to get through.
Please attend the outpatient examination on the scheduled day. Bring your health insurance card, a referral from a general practitioner or referring specialist for examination by us, a list of medications you are taking, X-rays if taken in the last 6 months, and any other tests such as blood tests, ultrasounds, MRIs, neurological and internal findings.
During the examination, the attending physician will assess your condition and, if necessary, you will be scheduled for surgery in our department.
Please do not book an appointment by email!
Orthopaedic surgery and admission to our department
If surgery is necessary, the attending physician will instruct you about the type of surgery, all the details of the treatment and set a date for admission to the hospital. You will be given a form with a list of required pre-operative tests and information on what you need to bring with you to the hospital.
Announce your presence to the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department between 7–10 a.m. on the set day. Later admission for a scheduled procedure is possible between 10–12 a.m., but only in exceptional cases by arrangement with a physician.
Bring your pre-operative examination (internal pre-operative examination including laboratory tests) and other required examinations such as cardiac ultrasound, urinalysis before total endoprosthesis, etc. If the pre-operative examination is not complete and in order, you cannot be admitted for the scheduled surgery.
We only take X-rays at the hospital on admission, so X-rays from other departments are not needed.
Any necessary compensatory aids, such as crutches, are also essential. In some cases, your operation will be on the day of admission. In such cases, made by prior arrangement with the doctor, you must come on an empty stomach (no eating, drinking, or smoking for 6 hours).
Thank you for your trust and compliance with these rules.
2 November 2011
Staff of the Department of Orthopaedics
Mostiště St. Zdislava Hospital
What should I take to the hospital?
- 2 masks per day
- ID card and health insurance card
- personal hygiene items
- suitable slippers
- available medical documentation
- French or arm crutches (orthopaedics), in case of lower limb surgery
- internal pre-operative examination before the planned surgery
- list of medications you are taking
- Incapacity Form, if it has been issued to you
- elastic, so-called, antithrombotic compression stockings for the lower extremities (orthopaedics)
What not to bring to the hospital
- large sums of money, passbooks, credit cards,
- alcohol and other addictive substances
The hospital is not responsible for any lost valuables nor sums of money you bring with you. If necessary, please use the hospital safe to store them after consultation with the station nurse.
Please, respect the prohibition on smoking and the consumption of alcoholic beverages throughout the hospital grounds during your hospitalization. Follow the prescribed dietary regimen that is part of the treatment.
When you are admitted to the inpatient unit, your nursing records and medical history will be filed.
You will be examined, placed on a bed and you will change your clothes.
You can store your personal belongings in the department’s wardrobe.
The attending physician and nurse will guide you through the planned examinations and treatment, instruct you on your diet and treatment regimen, and answer any questions you may have. You will confirm your consent to hospitalization, the planned examinations or surgery by signing the appropriate form.
If you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact the attending staff and we will be happy to explain everything to you.
During your hospitalisation, please follow the instructions and advice of the attending staff, observe your dietary and drinking regimen (drink enough fluids), and do not take any medication that has not been prescribed for you. A decision to discharge you for home treatment or transfer you to another department is made by the attending physician and the head of the department concerned, who make regular visits to you according to the department rules.
When you are discharged, a discharge report will be issued to you and you will deliver it to your general practitioner within three days. The course of treatment, diagnoses and recommendations for further action will be described in it. You will be instructed in detail on how to behave at home after discharge, what regimen to follow, which medications to take (we will give you those medications for the necessary period of time), and what to avoid. You will be given an appointment for a check-up at the relevant outpatient department in our hospital or with your physician in your district.
Please, arrange your own transport from the hospital. Transport by ambulance can only be arranged in exceptional cases for immobile, seriously ill patients.
It is indicated by a physician and its accuracy is checked by health insurance companies.
Since some of the hospital’s departments are teaching hospitals, you may meet students from medical schools or physicians from other hospitals, including international ones, during your stay.