Post-Operative Instructions

Clavicle Hardware Removal

Keep clavicle dry. Move shoulder and elbow as much as desired. May remove dressing in 48 hours and leave open to air. May shower and get clavicle wet. Do not submerge clavicle for 2 weeks. No bath, hot tub or pool for 2 weeks.

You will be given 4 medications:

  • Motrin 800mg: 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.

  • Alexandria Office: 703-810-5209
  • Springfield Office: 703-810-5210