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Unlocking Your Best Outcome After Surgery

Unlocking Your Best Outcome After Surgery

March 29, 2024
By Next Level Physical Therapy

Your Recovery Success Lies in Your Hands

While you may be eager for a successful outcome from your surgery, did you realize you play an active role in shaping your recovery? Your actions directly influence the extent and speed of your healing journey. Read on for essential information and guidance to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Obey Your Precautions:

Your surgeon has likely provided you with specific precautions to follow after your surgery. These precautions are crucial for your safety and the success of your recovery. Whether it's avoiding certain movements, lifting restrictions, or wearing special equipment, please adhere to these instructions diligently. If you have any questions or concerns about your precautions, don't hesitate to reach out to your surgeon or our team.

Watch Out for Symptoms of Infection or Clot:

While post-surgical infections and blood clots are rare, it's essential to be vigilant and aware of any warning signs. Symptoms of infection may include increased redness, swelling, warmth, or drainage from the surgical site, along with fever or chills. Signs of a blood clot may include swelling, tenderness, warmth, or redness in the affected area, accompanied by pain or discomfort. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Move Your Body:

Movement is crucial for promoting circulation, preventing stiffness, and supporting the healing process. While it's essential to follow your surgeon's precautions, gentle movement within the prescribed limits is encouraged. Simple activities such as walking (if able), gentle stretching, and range of motion exercises can help improve circulation, reduce swelling, and prevent complications such as blood clots. Be sure to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise regimen and listen to your body's signals.

Remember - our team is here to support you every step of the way as you heal and regain your strength. Call us at 661-383-9828 for guidance to ensure a smooth and successful recovery!

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