Post-Operative Instructions

Proximal Hamstring Repair

Crutch walking, non-weight bearing on affected leg . Keep affected hip in sling or knee brace when up on crutches. May sleep without sling or knee brace. 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. May stand in a shower without sling or brace. Do not submerge hip for 2 weeks – no bath, hot tub or pool for 2 weeks.

You will be given 4 medications:

  • Lovenox 40 mg injection subcutaneously each day for 10 days starting 12-24 hours after surgery
  • Percocet 5mg: 1-2 pills every 4 hours as needed for pain if the Motrin doesn’t cover all of your pain
  • Keflex 500mg: 1 pill every 6 hours for 1 day only.
  • Phenergan 12.5mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for nausea.
  • 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