The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics is redefining the way musculoskeletal care is delivered across the region with locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
When a patient is scheduled for total ankle replacement surgery, a medical clearance is required by all facilities to ensure a safe outcome. It’s important for the patient’s primary care physician to send completed clearance to the surgical facility prior to the procedure.
ALL PATIENTS require at minimum the following:
Patients who are 50 years and older or who have diabetes, hypertension or a BMI greater than 35 requires the following:
Patients with Cardiac Disease (excluding HTN) require the following:
These tests meet the minimum requirements for surgical clearance; further testing is at your discretion.
*Please note patients with a BMI greater than 40 may be required to have an airway evaluation prior to surgery*