Another important part of your post-operative discharge guidelines
is adhering to restrictions in your physical activity level. Too much activity too soon may slow down or even stop your healing. Your physician may advise you about what types of activities are acceptable and the length of time that you can be physically active. Over a period of days and weeks, you may be allowed to gradually increase the duration, frequency and level of your activity.
Your discharge instructions also will include information about pain management and good nutrition. Taking your prescriptions can help to minimize discomfort after orthopedic surgery. Proper hydration and eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet help your body with the healing process.
If you have any questions about your discharge instructions, please call our staff at AO Orthopedics. Our physicians are always available to assist you over the phone or through an in-office consultation or post-operative checkup.