Tag Archives: surgery

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]

Types of Anesthesia:  Understanding Going Under

Types of Anesthesia: Understanding Going Under

Local, regional, general—oh my! If you’ve ever undergone surgery or if you have an upcoming procedure on the books, you’re probably aware there are a few different types of anesthesia. But what, exactly, is the difference between each and what are they used for? Today, we’re breaking down all you need to know about the […]

Q & A with an MCL Replacement Patient

Q & A with an MCL Replacement Patient

Some products mentioned in this post provided promotional consideration to Mend Well.  If you’re getting ready to have surgery for the first time, you might find yourself wondering what surgery is like and—more importantly—how you can improve your surgery experience. To help you on your quest for a seamless, stress-free procedure, we’re sitting down today with [...]
Welcome to Mend Well

Welcome to Mend Well

Welcome to Mend Well Blog; we’re really glad you’re here! You play a role in the success of your surgery and the speed of your recovery. And it pays to be your own advocate and take control of your health; it’s not all on your doctors and nurses. Think of it like this: you’re an […]