Remain generally at rest. Elevate and apply ice to area for the first 48 hours. Dressings must be kept dry.
You will be told the medication(s) to take, including how much and how often.
Slight bleeding through the dressing/cast is common. Dressings/cast must be kept dry. Modify your bathing appropriately. Cover your dressing/cast with plastic when bathing. Use rubbing alcohol to remove the betadine prep solution from the skin.
Your surgeon should be contacted by calling 703-810-5215 Option 3 or 703-810-5213 Option 3 24 hours a day for any of the following symptoms:
You will receive information on when and where your post-operative appointment is scheduled.
If you need to verify or change your post-op appointment, please call 703-277-2663.