Pain Relief

It is important that you take regular simple analgesia once you get home. Panadol and anti-inflammatory with food such as nurofen will help control pain.

Wound care

Leave the dressing over your wound on for approximately 5 days after you operation. After this time your dressing will be removed and your wound will be cleaned and redressed by our Practice Nurse Amanda. Please contact Shelly 3847 7133 to make this appointment. It is possible that you will need stitches removed the following week. Your appointment for removal of stitches will be made at the time of your dressing change

Exercise

As instructed by Dr Barbour, keep your leg up as much as possible. Limit your walking as much as possible in the first week after your operation. Gently walking around the house is recommended.

Follow up

After you get home from hospital, please call Shelly on 3847 7133 to make your appointment to see Dr Barbour in 4 weeks time. Dr Barbour will look at you wound and inform you about your pathology at this time. Your appointments to see Amanda can also be made at this time.