Great-grandmother Uses iPad for Distraction During Knee Op

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  1. Maura

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    Even if you love using your iPad A LOT, do you think it would keep you from feeling too much pain during a two-hour knee operation? Well, that’s exactly what great-grandmother Janet Blank used an iPad for last week in Plymouth, UK, when she eschewed sedation in favour of using an iPad all the way through a total knee replacement operation. According to the report in the Daily Express, the great-grandmother did actually have spinal anaesthesia during the operation, during which she could hear everything that was going on, but she kept herself distracted and remained awake throughout by listening to BBC Devon’s Judi Spiers radio show on her iPad. “I’d advise it to anyone,” said Mrs Blank. Consultant anaesthetist Matt Oldman said of Mrs Blank’s choice not to be sedated during the op, “By avoiding sedating anaesthetic drugs during the procedure we can reduce side effects such as sickness, post-op drowsiness and confusion.”


    The iPad used by Mrs Blank was on load from the South West Regional Anaesthesia Group.

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    Source: Great-grandmother distracts herself with an IPAD during two-hour knee operation | UK | News | Daily Express

     
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    Bravo for her! I guess there's no place where someone can't find a way to use an iPad.
     
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    this is really an act of valor ... wishes for get well soon
     
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    I used mystery books during labor with my first child. It would have been easier to have them all on an iPad.

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    I've had the opportunity to be in the O.R. and watch Total Knee and Hip surgeries being performed! After seeing it, I think I would like to be completely out--especially if it's a complete replacement!

    Go Great-Grandma for being awake through this procedure! :)
     

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