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4. After Discharge Care

A.         Your discharge date is confirmed by your physician after morning rounds. 

B.         Important information for a safe and speedy recovery:

(1)       Incision site dressing care instruction:

(a)        You are able to shower 1 to 2days after your sutures are removed.

(b)       If you notice any redness, swelling, heat, pain or bleeding around the incision site, please make a follow up appointment with our staff.

(c)        For more information about wound care and changing your dressing, please read your dressing change instruction hand out.

(2)       Activities you should avoid that may damage or loosen the artificial knee include weight lifting, jumping, climbing a hill or playing basketball.

(3)       Continue using your assist device for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery and follow your recommendations from the follow up clinic.

(4)       Please come back to the hospital immediately if you have a fever, pain, or discharge at the surgical site.

(5)       If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone: 886-7-2855999 ext. 507, 607,707,807 or 907.