The steps after outpatient orthopedic surgery in Cary are similar to those at most surgical centers. Expect the following:
- Close observation in recovery upon waking
- Monitoring of vital signs
- Administering of pain medications and anti-nausea medications
- After one hour, friends or family are usually permitted.
You will be given instructions on how to safely take your medications, perform dressing changes, perform recovery exercises, and information on follow-up appointments. Nursing staff will review this information both with you and a loved one, so there is an understanding of care after orthopedic surgery.
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