Home Care After Total Joint Replacement
This twelve-page handout provides home care instructions for people recovering from total joint replacement. It outlines home care after surgery, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately. It contains guidelines and helpful tips for home care, discussing care of the incision, swelling, blood thinning medicines, sitting, walking, sleeping, climbing stairs, sexual activity, and driving a car. Special precautions that a person should take after hip replacement surgery are included, as well as guidance regarding activities after the joint heals, water walking, and preventing infections.
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