Life After Orthopaedic Surgery
Self-care is an important part of every orthopaedic treatment and recovery plan. Learn what to expect after surgery.
This information is designed to give you a basic understanding of the considerations that need to be made after orthopaedic surgery. Please keep in mind that this material is a reference guide only and your preparation and recovery may differ from that described. If you have recently had surgery and have further questions, please get in touch with our post-operative nurse.
Recovery after Orthopaedic Surgery
Preparing mentally and physically for orthopaedic surgery is an important step toward a successful result. Understanding the process and your role in it will help you recover quicker, and you will lower the chance of having problems.
Following these recommendations can help you recover faster and may reduce your risk of developing a complication after orthopaedic surgery. If you are suffering from chest pain, shortness of breath or another potentially life-threatening issue, do not delay - call 000 immediately.
Still have questions about your recovery?
Additional information can be found in our post-operative patient information. Our practice nurses are also available to help and can be contacted on:
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