Post-Operative Instructions

Core Decompression

Crutch walking, non-weight bearing on affected leg . May use walker if needed. Keep hip dry for 48 hours. May remove dressing and leave wound open to air in 48 hours. May shower and get hip wet after 48 hours. Do not submerge hip for 2 weeks – no bath, hot tub or pool for 2 weeks.

You will be given 2 medications:

  • Percocet 5mg: 1-2 pills every 4 hours as needed for pain.
  • Arixtra 2.5mg subcutaneous injection each day for a total of 9 days after surgery (including your time in the hospital).

Return to office to see Dr. Kittredge in 2 weeks.

Any problems or questions, please call.

  • Alexandria office 703-810-5209
  • Springfield office 703-810-5210