Coming in for hand, wrist, or arm surgery?
Here are a few general steps to follow.
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Note: before we prescribe any pain medications - Patient must fill out our Patient Health Questionnaire as well as be seen for a pain management appointment.
Please inform your doctor of all current medications you are taking.
Please stop taking all Asprin products such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, and Motrin at least 1 week prior to your surgery date.
If you are on any blood thinning medication, ask your doctor about discontinuing before surgery. These medications can increase the risk of bleeding and complications of anesthesia.
Doing small exercises in the areas surrounding your injury can improve the blood flow, decrease swelling, and loosen up the tissues to help you heal after surgery.
(example: if your arm is broken, try doing some shoulder rolls to increase blood flow)
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