Post-Operative Instructions

Tibial Hardware Removal

Keep tibia elevated and dry. May be weight bearing as tolerated on affected leg. Move ankle and knee as much as possible. May remove dressing in 48 hours and leave open to air. May shower and get leg wet. Do not submerge leg for 2 weeks. No bath, hot tub or pool for 2 weeks.

You will be given 4 medications:

  • Motrin 800 mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for pain
  • 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 4 hours for 1 day only.
  • Phenergan 25mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for nausea

Stay ahead of the pain. Once you feel any pain, take the Motrin. If that doesn’t cover it, take the Percocet.

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