It will be preceded by pre-surgical preparation and followed by monitoring in the recovery room.
The time away from your room will be longer than the operation due to time needed for your preparation for surgery, administration of anaesthesia and monitoring as you recover from the anaesthetic. Special care is taken to relieve pain after the surgery. Do not hesitate to call, even in the middle of the night, to obtain relief. Regular checks will be made by the nurses.
Specialized personnel will, from day one after the surgery, take care of your recovery by defining the most suitable rehabilitation program for you and accompanying you through the gradual recovery process.
Rehabilitation can be started the day of the operation, subject to your doctor's approval. You may progress to weight bearing activities as tolerated and may discontinue assistive devices as your comfort level improves. Although patients may be quite variable, most discontinue assistive devices within two weeks post-operatively.