Pre & Post Op Instructions:
Preparing for Surgery – Showering Instructions
Preventing an infection before, during and after surgery is an important part of a quick and safe recovery. You play an important role in preventing surgical site infection.
7 days prior to surgery: do not shave the skin around your surgery site.
3 days prior to surgery: apply bacitracin ointment to your nasal cavity before bed every night.
The night before surgery and morning of surgery: shower using Hibiclens or antibacterial soap. Do not use deodorant, lotions, powders or oils afterward. Remove all body piercings and jewelry until after surgery.
When it comes to surgery, planning ahead is important. Please do not hesitate to contact your doctor or orthopedic navigator with any questions. Please notify us if there’s any change in your health (cold, fever, sore throat, etc.).
Recovering from Surgery - Wound Care
Proper wound care is important to improve healing and prevent infection. Care for your incision to avoid pain and discomfort and to help lower the risk of problems like infection. Keep the area clean and dry, change the dressing according to instructions and watch for signs of infection.
Wound care tips for reducing infection:
- Keep your incision clean and dry
- Change dressing as recommended by your physician
Look for signs of infection and call our office if:
- Persistent fever (higher than 100 degrees orally)
- Abnormal drainage
- Increasing pain with both activity and rest
- Increasing redness, tenderness or swelling of the incision wound
- Do not scrub or rub the incision
- Do not use lotion or powder on the open wound
- Do not expose incision to sunlight
You may notice some soreness, tenderness, tingling, numbness, and itchiness around the incision. You may have some normal drainage, either bloody or clear with a yellow tint. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office.
Shoulder Rehab Exercise
The JPL (Jean Pierre Liotard) Technique is a rehabilitation protocol for certain shoulder surgical patients. This may include but is not limited to shoulder arthroscopy procedures such as Rotator Cuff Repair, Biceps Tenodesis, Shoulder Arthroplasty and Proximal Humerus Fractures.
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