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.
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
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.
Unless advised otherwise, after you get home from hospital, please contact the office on 3847 7133 to make your appointment to see Prof Barbour in 1 – 2 weeks time. Prof Barbour will look at your wound and inform you about your pathology at this time. You will also see the practice nurse at this time.