A nurse will review these instructions with you. He or
she can also help arrange for any care you will need when you go home. This may
include scheduling nursing care or visits from other health professionals.
When should you call your surgeon?
Call 911 or other emergency services right away if you have these symptoms:
An increase in
leg swelling. This may be a sign of
deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which blood
clots form that can be very serious if not treated.
Your recovery from surgery may be different from what
your surgeon expected. Other symptoms or problems may develop after your
surgery, even when you follow your surgeon's instructions. This can be very
Be sure to call your surgeon if you have an
unexpected symptom or problem, including:
Nausea and vomiting. If you are not able to
keep fluids down, you may become
Pain that does not go away when you take your pain