Preoperative preparations – Piotrkow Trybunalski

Where and when to report

Please report one day before the planned surgery to the admission room of the Artromedical Szpital in Piotrkow Trybunalski, at 15 Rakowska Street.

Please take

  • crutches (if lower limbs will be operated on)
  • a refferal from a general practitioner to an orthopedic ward (the date on the refferal must not be earlier than a week before admission)
  • stabilizer – if the attending physician advices
  • valid insurance card with the TIN and workplace address, plus a copy of the first three pages of the card, medical record book or a medical certificate about hepatitis B vaccination
  • ID or passport
  • X-rays or other imaging examinations (MRI, CT and so on) and hospital discharge cards
  • in case of additional diseases – test results, medical documentation and used drugs
  • in case od additional insurance – a blank form from the insurance company
  • cooling gel compresses if you have any.


  • last small meal 12 hours before planned surgery; drink nothing 8 hours before the surgery. The last thing you have to drink could be tea, coffee or still mineral water.
  • if the patient is not of age, parent or legal guardian needs to give a written consent to surgery and anaesthesia (one to surgery, one to anaesthesia), otherwise the procedure won't be perfromed. If the patient is 16, he/she additionally signs the consents.
  • Do not shave, cream, embalm etc. operation area two weeks before planned procedure

Test results needed for surgery

  • Lab tests are done on the orthopaedic ward.
  • If you suffer from any additonal diseases, i.e. hyperthyroidism or diabetes, please bring your lab tests, that is thyroid hormones levels or saccharides levels.
  • You need to have a certificate that you're immune to hepatitis (the HBs- Ag- antybodies test) or an insurance card that you've been vaccinated against type B hepatitis.
  • There's a possibility of bacterial focus in the organism. That's why you're required to have a comp oral panoramic done and to have a dental check-up to exclude the existence of inflammatory processes.


  • Most often patients are discharged the day after the surgery
  • If the surgery was reconstructive or extensive (i.e. osteotomy), the patient is discharged two days after the procedure.
  • In case of growth factors treatment the patient leaves not earlier than on the next day after injection.
  • The patient is not allowed to drive on the way home – please make sure you have somebody to give you a lift.