April 3, 2017

Surgery at OrthoIndy FAQs

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Here are some frequently asked questions in regards to your surgery at OrthoIndy Hospital.

When do I need to take my pain medication?

When directed by the post op nurse, or follow your doctor’s orders and always take with food.

Do I need to wait till the pain ball is done before I take the oral pain medication?

No, you should start taking the oral pain medication before the pain ball is finished.

When can I take my anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) again?

Follow your doctor’s orders.

When can I take a shower?

Follow your doctor’s orders.

Do I ice and for how long?

Yes, you should ice and it should be for 20-30 minutes 5-6 times per day, or per doctor’s orders.

When can I take off the dressing?

Follow your doctor’s orders.

When do I change the dressing?

Follow your doctor’s orders.

When can I put weight on my leg/foot?

Follow your doctor’s orders.

When can I take off the TED hose (white hose) from my legs?

Follow your doctor’s orders or remove for 1 hour each day

Spine cases: Is it ok to walk?

In most cases it is encouraged to walk short distances as long as it is on flat, level surfaces, and free of clutter.

Schedule an appointment

Your well-being is important to us. Click the button below or call us to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists. If your injury or condition is recent, you can walk right into one of our OrthoIndy Urgent Care locations for immediate care. For rehabilitation and physical therapy, no referral is needed to see one of our physical therapists.

Schedule an Appointment Call OrthoIndy 317.802.2000

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