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What happens after the surgery?

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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Review with family

After most procedures, except those done under local anesthesia, patients may feel perfectly alert but in fact later have poor recall due to the sedative or anesthesia administered.
The stall will review all the post-operative instructions with not only the patient but also the family or care-taker. After anesthesia for 24 hours and while on narcotic pain medicines your should not drive.

In brief: Review with family

After most procedures, except those done under local anesthesia, patients may feel perfectly alert but in fact later have poor recall due to the sedative or anesthesia administered.
The stall will review all the post-operative instructions with not only the patient but also the family or care-taker. After anesthesia for 24 hours and while on narcotic pain medicines your should not drive.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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Dr. Kevin Hiler
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on surgery

The wound heals within 10 days and the pain resolves.

In brief: Depends on surgery

The wound heals within 10 days and the pain resolves.
Dr. Kevin Hiler
Dr. Kevin Hiler
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