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QUICK CHECKLIST OF ACTIVITIES WHILE YOU ARE IN THE HOSPITAL

1st Day After Surgery

2nd Day After Surgery

3rd Day After Surgery

Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will…

Remove drain if you have one

Change your dressing and wear compression stockings

Check your incision and review discharge instructions

You will be out of bed…

3 times a day with assistance of a nurse or therapist

3 times a day with assistance of a nurse or therapist

3 times a day with assistance of a nurse or therapist

Your Physical Therapist will work with you…

2 times a day to review and perform exercises in bed

2 times a day to walk as far as is safe and to review and perform exercises in bed

1-2 times a day to walk as far as is safe and to review and perform exercises in bed

Bowel and Bladder...

Tell nurse if no bowel movement or difficulty voiding

Tell nurse if no bowel movement or difficulty voiding

Tell nurse if no bowel movement or difficulty voiding

YOU will perform breathing exercises...

Using incentive spirometry 10 times per hour

Using incentive spirometry 10 times per hour

Using incentive spirometry 10 times per hour

Lovenox injections...

YOU must learn to give injections or teach family member

YOU must learn to give injections or teach family member

YOU must learn to give injections or teach family member

Discharge Plan...

Review your discharge plan with Case Manager

Confirm discharge plan with Case Manager

Arrange for a ride home or to rehabilitation facility

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The Center For Bone and Joint Care  
The Center For Bone and Joint Care  

A Patient Guide to Total Joint Replacement

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