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Recovery Phase 2

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    Put Your Trust in Excellence

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Recovery Phase 2
(1-2 Days to Complete)

MEDICATIONS

  • Your pain will be managed with medications through your IV or with pain pills.

  • You will continue to receive blood thinners to prevent blood clots (if ordered by your physician).
ACTIVITY
  • Continue to do your ankle pump exercises every 1-2 hours while awake.

  • You will begin getting out of bed, using the trapeze. The staff will work to help you become independent.

  • The Therapy Department will work with you (usually twice a day) to help you with your exercises, ambulation (walking), transferring in/out of your bed/chair and activities of daily living. They will also help you learn to climb stairs safely.

  • You will learn to use hip precautions to protect your new joint.
BREATHING EXERCISES
  • Continue using your incentive spirometer every 1-2 hours while awake.
DIET
  • You may have your usual diet as tolerated.
BATHROOM
  • A bedside commode will be available to you until you are able to walk to the bathroom.
PLANNING YOUR RETURN HOME
  • The discharge planner will continue to work with you to finalize your home care and physical therapy needs. If you will be transferring to an inpatient rehabilitation center, arrangements for this will be made also.
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