Post-Op Instructions from IMC Bone Doc
What you need to know from NYC orthopedic surgeons you can trust
Our New York orthopedic surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) realize that your medical care often doesn’t end after your surgical procedure. In many cases, you will need follow-up care and treatment to make sure you heal properly. That’s why we created this page about post-op instructions as part of our patient resources guide.
We understand the importance of providing high-quality, post-op medical care at IMC Bone Doc. That’s because our New York orthopedic doctors have more than 100 years of combined experience. Put our knowledge to work for you after your orthopedic surgical procedure. Schedule an appointment at one of our seven, New York offices. Many of our doctors have immediate appointments available the same day.
Step-by-step post-op instructions – what you need to know
After undergoing a surgical procedure, your surgeon may recommend a few specific post-operative instructions. We recommend following your surgeon’s instructions. That way, you can recover as fast as possible with maximum results.
- Take medications as recommended by your doctor.
- Keep your incision area clean and dry to promote healing and prevent infections.
- Ice or rest the affected area as instructed by our physician.
- Wait to start physical therapy as instructed by your doctor.
- Schedule a follow-up appointment with you doctor.
These post-op instructions are intended as a general guide for most surgical procedures. Every medical procedure is different. That’s why your post-op instructions may be different depending on several factors, including:
- Severity of your injuries
- If you were hospitalized
- The length of your hospitalization
- The length of your inactivity
Whatever the circumstances of your surgical procedure, make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions, and make sure you take the time you need to fully recover from your surgery.
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Recovering from surgery can be a long, complicated process. Physical therapy is often an important part of this process, especially if you had hip or knee surgery for your bone or joint injury or illness.
That’s why we offer physical therapy at all seven office locations. Each office has a licensed physical therapy. And each location contains state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment. That way, you can receive the treatment you need at a location near you.
Whatever the circumstances of your medical issue, make sure you get the attention you need and deserve. Contact us online and make an appointment now. You can also call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362) to make an appointment with one of our experienced New York orthopedic surgeons. We can help you every step of the way.