Many Royal fans were quite worried when they heard that Prince Philip was getting surgery. Most people were concerned whether he’d make it through the procedure.
According to Daily Mail, reported that doctors have shared on the Prince’s recovery and condition. He’s said to be doing well and recuperating.
All Cute All The Time reported that the British Royal Family was on edge with the rest of the country recently. Prince Philip, 96, had to undergo hip surgery.
His age played a huge role in the way the operation was done. At the time the procedure was occurring, his family waited patiently hoping to hear that the surgery was a success.
When the news came that it was successful, everyone was relieved. It was also reported that he was on the fast track to recovery and in good spirits.
“Around 80,000 hip replacement operations are carried out in the U.K. each year, and around 750-800 of those are for patients in their 90’s.”
Doctors, Daily Mail, April 10, 2018
His wife, Queen Elizabeth, reportedly wrote him a note sending him her support and love. She told him she knew he was strong and would make it through the operation.
One of the main concerns that people had about him getting the operation was that he was past the age where he should be going under the knife. Especially for such a major operation as this one.
But now, highly skilled doctors have weighed in on the matter and put people’s worries and questions to rest. Doctors who spoke to Daily Mail stated that it was a misconception by many that people older than 90 were in danger if they got operations.
“Although the average age is 68, those in their 90’s are an established and significant group; we would expect this age category to increase as the population ages,” a doctor stated. One doctor shared that an older patient would possibly stay in the hospital a day or two longer.
Older patients could stay for five days rather than three. This was confirmed as was the case with Prince Philip.
At the time, many people thought that there had been complications during the surgery that might have kept him hospitalized. But despite the fears or reservations that many may have had about his condition, he was reported to be doing quite well.
A surgery this delicate was expected to take a great deal of recovery time. Luckily for Philip, he was in the hands and care of highly skilled medical staff.
He’s expected to be out and about in no time at all.