The Bordeaux-Merignac Sport Clinic has been applying ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) mode of care for two years and is a GRACE accredited center since 2016

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With the ERAS mode of care, patients benefit from a more comfortable hospitalization, with a reduced duration of stay limiting the risks of complications.

ERAS apply for all types of surgery.

Patients play a determining role, by becoming actors of their care : before surgery, during the stay at clinic and on their return home.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) is a mode of care that aims at the recovery of an active and complete autonomy of the patient, as soon as possible after surgery.
Each step, each treatment, is optimized and organized around the patient.

Your involvement is the key to your success, and beyond the expertise of your surgeon, you are the one who plays the most important role, so you must prepare yourself mentally and physically.

A person from your entourage must also be able to accompany you from your pre-operative preparation to your convalescence.

A multidisciplinary team surrounds you ; its composition is enlarged and goes beyond the surgeon-anesthesiologist binomial by associating nurses, physiotherapists, etc. It is inseparable from this process.

In addition to decreasing the risk of postoperative complications , the immediate perceptible benefits of ERAS are a shorter stay and a quick return to autonomy.

They are made possible by the evolution of medical and paramedical practices :

  • Less invasive and faster surgical techniques
  • Anesthesia Protocols
  • Management of pain
  • Rehabilitation Protocols

The principle in 3 steps


When you have decided on the date of surgery with your surgeon, he will give you physical preparation instructions and tips to organize your return home.

  • Read the procedures
  • Commit to active participation
  • Follow the prescriptions of your surgeon
  • Organize in advance your return home
    • Plan rehabilitation sessions with your physiotherapist
    • Anticipate some practical details (shopping, cleaning)
    • Plan for someone to come and help you if necessary


For the duration of your stay at the clinic, you will communicate very regularly with the healthcare team. These exchanges are very important to answer your questions and thus manage your stress, as well as to evaluate and control your pain.
Your surgeon, nurses and physiotherapist will give you important instructions during your stay and for your return home.

  • Follow the instructions to regain joint mobility
  • Take your pain treatment
  • Report any abnormal events immediately


The nurse will call you after your exit to take news. Then, the postoperative visit with your surgeon will be the opportunity to evaluate your recovery. Your physician and your physiotherapist are also involved in this process to accompany your recovery.

  • Strive to do your daily activities as soon as you can
  • Call your doctor or surgeon whenever necessary