Following discharge from hospital please see Dr Wood to have your sutures checked 10 to 12 days after surgery on a Monday morning at the Mater Clinic, Mater Hospital, Rocklands Rd, North Sydney. Dr Wood uses absorbable/dissolving sutures in most cases. This will be your first post operative appointment with Dr Wood.
Your wound must be kept dry until the appointment. You will be sent home with a water resistant dressing on your wound which can be replaced if necessary.
The hospital will discharge you with pain relief medication which you may require for 48 to 72 hours. If the pain continues and is not relieved by rest and Panadol you should contact your local doctor for pain management.
When mobilizing, use crutches and partial weight bear until review at your first appointment. If a brace has been applied do not remove or alter the settings.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU
A HAMSTRING PROTOCOL IS ATTACHED FOR YOU TO GIVE TO YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST