After your surgery, there are a variety of things you need to know for your safety, recovery and comfort. You will receive instructions on your nutrition, medicines, exercise program, activity level, discharge equipment, follow-up appointment, and signs and symptoms to watch for.
Within this section is what to expect during your recovery, what your incision should look like after total knee replacement, a list of commonly asked questions, a list of questions to ask at your follow-up appointment, and information about pain relief, pain medicines, anti-inflammatory medicines, constipation and nutrition.
Ask your health care team if you have any questions. They want your recovery to be as smooth as possible.
After surgery, it may take a while before you feel like your normal self. Recovery is different for each person. The following are a few things that you may have after surgery and some ways to manage these feelings.
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Please read your discharge instructions for more information about incision care.
Ask your surgeon when it is OK to resume having routine dental appointments or any dental work done.
Germs (bacteria) that can cause infections in your teeth or gums can be released into your bloodstream during some dental procedures.
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