Post-Operative Instructions

Tibial Plateau Fracture Repair

Crutch walking Non-weight bearing on affected leg. May use a walker instead of crutches, if desired. Keep knee dressing dry and in place for 48 hours. May remove knee dressing in 2 days and get knee wet in shower. Do not submerge knee for 2 weeks – no bath, hot tub or pool for 2 weeks. Leave knee open to air with no dressing after 2 days. Move knee as much as possible.

You will be given 4 medications:

  • Lovenox 40 mg: 1 injection subcutaneously once per day for 10 days. Start injections 12-24 hours after surgery (tomorrow morning)
  • 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 12.5mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for nausea

You can ice the knee for 30 minutes at a time, then nothing for 2 hours then ice again for 30 minutes at a time and so on. Stay ahead of the pain. Once you feel any pain, 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