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  1. 8026-After outpatient procedures (EN)

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You have undergone an outpatient procedure (minor surgery) in the Department of  Orthopedics or Surgery. We would like to give you some advice on pain management and follow-up care.

Pain management

The anesthetic usually wears off after two to three hours. Depending on the nature of the procedure, you may experience light to moderate pain afterwards. This pain can usually be relieved effectively with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Look for the correct dosage in the instructions.

Recommendations for at home

Please note
The following are general recommendations and therefore do not apply to everyone. The nurse or specialist will have gone over which recommendations apply to you.

For the nurse or specialist: tick as applicable for the patient.

O  Remove bandages yourself after ________ days.
O  The first 24 hours you’ll have to keep your bandages and/or wound dry; cover them while showering.
O  Do not swim, take a bath or use a sauna during the first two weeks after the procedure.
O  Your stitches are dissolvable and therefore do not have to be removed.
O  Your stitches are non-dissolvable and will therefore have to be removed by your family doctor after __________ days. You need to make an appointment for this yourself.
O  A follow-up appointment has been scheduled for you at ________ - ________ - ________.
O  You have a telephone appointment on ________ - ________ - ________. The doctor’s assistant will phone you and therefore you do not have to come to the hospital.

Further examination

If a piece of tissue is removed during the procedure, this will be sent to the laboratory for further examination. You will be given a telephone appointment for the results of the tissue examination.

Contact

For questions or problems such as redness, fever of crowing pain please call the department of Orthopedics or Surgery at (038) 424 75 80. Outside office hours (after 17:00), and at weekends or on public holidays, please contact the Central Reception Desk of Isala at (038) 424 50 00.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please cancel it at least 48 hours in advance. This way we can help another patient in your place. Missed appointments may be charged.

23 november 2018 / 8026

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