After Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

After Surgery

Do I really need to wear my sling/brace?
Do I need to wear my sling/brace while sleeping?
When can I take off my bandages and get my incision wet?
Should I use ice or heat?
What should I do if I am in pain?
When should I call the office?
What activities can I do after surgery?
When can I return to work?
Can I put ointment/lotion on my incision? What can I put on my incision to improve the appearance of the scar(s)?

Pain Management

We utilize multimodal pain management, regional nerve blocks, and infusion pumps to manage pain after surgery.

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