The pre-operative anaesthesia consultation is compulsory in France and must take place at least 48 hours before surgery. It assesses the patient's cardiovascular condition and searches for and eradicates all potential sites of infection, such as urinary.
It also enables choosing the most appropriate anaesthetic technique (local, regional or general) anaesthesia) and, if necessary, a transfusion strategy (possibly self-transfusion).
Before surgery, it is necessary to obtain the patient's consent, after having explained the risks and alternatives envisaged.
Orthopaedic surgery is "clean" surgery. Preparing the patient is vital.