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Surgery: What You Need to Know
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General surgery ?
Colon and rectal surgery ?
Neurological surgery ?
Orthopedic surgery ?
Plastic surgery ?
Spine surgery ?
Thoracic surgery ?
Vascular surgery ?
This section explains what you can expect after surgery:
After surgery, you will likely need to use equipment to help your recovery or an assistive
device to help you move.
This 12-minute video shows how to safely walk, use stairs and stand with a cane, crutch or walker.
These four videos review pain expectations, rating your pain, pain treatment options and home pain management.
Watch all four modules.
This 24-minute video explains what a peripheral nerve block is and how you can use it to control pain in the hospital and after you return home.
Watch the full video or in two- to three-minute segments.
First published: 01/15/2011
Last updated: 01/15/2011
Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts