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8.3 Orthopedics : going home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Short Stay Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2025
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This guide explains the info that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, possible complications, followup, and activity.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Short Stay Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This guide explains the info that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, possible complications, followup, and activity.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Short Stay Unit
Pamphlet Number
2025
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After corticosteroid injection

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0203
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This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Injections
Adrenal Cortex Hormones - therapeutic use
Subjects (LCSH)
Injections
Adrenocortical hormones
Abstract
This medicine is used to treat discomfort, pain, and/or swelling. Local anesthetic will be injected with the corticosteroid. Tips for handling discomfort at the injection site are given. Some safety points about the use of ice and heat are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0203
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After orthopedic day surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1599
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This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Same Day Surgery
Alternate Title
After orthopaedic day surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Postoperative Care
Orthopedic Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Postoperative care
Orthopedic surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet will answer some of your questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, things you can do to help yourself, what you can eat, pain, driving, returning to work, having sex again, and activity instructions. Specific instructions are given for patients with sleep apnea and patients who use CPAP machines. It offers a checklist of activities and specific instructions for dressing care and stitches or staples. Instructions for bleeding and things you should watch out for (including a list of symptoms that need medical attention right away) are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery
Pamphlet Number
1599
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After orthopedic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0123
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This pamphlet gives info about what to expect after your orthopedic surgery. Topics include pain control, constipation, activity, dressing, stitches/staples, and things to watch for. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention and contact information for the Orthopedic Clinic are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedics
Surgery
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives info about what to expect after your orthopedic surgery. Topics include pain control, constipation, activity, dressing, stitches/staples, and things to watch for. A list of symptoms requiring immediate medical attention and contact information for the Orthopedic Clinic are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedics
Pamphlet Number
0123
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Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1145
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This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment. The French version of this pamphlet 1788, "Syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC)", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Alternate Title
CRPS
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Subjects (LCSH)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Abstract
This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment. The French version of this pamphlet 1788, "Syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC)", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit Revised by: Orthopedic Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1145
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Discharge from orthopaedics

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1836
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This booklet explains the information that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Discharge from orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This booklet explains the information that you were given during your hospital stay. It will help to answer any questions you may have after discharge. Topics include anticoagulation (blood thinners), pain control, dressings and wound care, and possible complications. Information about community support, financial help, and additional resources is also given. A "Patient PASS: A Transition Record" is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics
Pamphlet Number
1836
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Orthopedic waitlist surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1406
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This pamphlet explains the information that you need to know if you have been placed on a waitlist for orthopedic surgery. It will help to answer any questions you may have. Topics include getting ready for surgery, day of surgery, after surgery, discharge information, and going home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Alternate Title
Orthopaedic waitlist surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Waiting Lists
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Hospitals--Waiting lists
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the information that you need to know if you have been placed on a waitlist for orthopedic surgery. It will help to answer any questions you may have. Topics include getting ready for surgery, day of surgery, after surgery, discharge information, and going home.
Notes
Previous title: Orthpaedic waitlist surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1406
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Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1621
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This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1747, "Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed. The French version of this pamphlet 1747, "Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing your skin before orthopedic surgery - instructions for patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1621
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Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1747
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Ce document explique comment utiliser des lingettes de gluconate de chlorhexidine (GCH) pour nettoyer votre peau avant une opération. Le GCH est un liquide qui tue les germes (bactéries) et empêche d’autres germes de se développer. Ce document décrit les sensations et les irritations cutanées que peut produire le GCH sur votre peau après son application. Vous y trouverez aussi des instructions pour vous doucher, vous raser et utiliser des lotions, des crèmes hydratantes ou du maquillage. ; This…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Orthopaedics
Alternate Title
Preparing your skin before orthopaedic surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Preoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Preoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
Ce document explique comment utiliser des lingettes de gluconate de chlorhexidine (GCH) pour nettoyer votre peau avant une opération. Le GCH est un liquide qui tue les germes (bactéries) et empêche d’autres germes de se développer. Ce document décrit les sensations et les irritations cutanées que peut produire le GCH sur votre peau après son application. Vous y trouverez aussi des instructions pour vous doucher, vous raser et utiliser des lotions, des crèmes hydratantes ou du maquillage.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Preparing Your Skin Before Orthopaedic Surgery" pamphlet 1621. This pamphlet explains how to use CHG cloths to clean your skin before surgery. CHG is a liquid that kills germ (bacteria) and keeps more germs from growing. The pamphlet explains what to expect in terms of skin irritation and how the CHG will feel on your skin after it is applied. Instructions for showering, shaving, and using lotions, moisturizers, or makeup are listed.
Notes
Previous title: Préparer la peau avant une chirurgie orthopédique : instructions à l’intention des patients
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopaedics, HI site
Pamphlet Number
1747
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Syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1788
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La présente publication décrit ce qu’est le syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC), ses causes, ses signes, ses symptômes et son traitement. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)" pamphlet 1145. This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Alternate Title
SDRC
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Subjects (LCSH)
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Abstract
La présente publication décrit ce qu’est le syndrome douloureux régional complexe (SDRC), ses causes, ses signes, ses symptômes et son traitement.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)" pamphlet 1145. This pamphlet describes what CRPS is, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit Revised by: Orthopedic Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1788
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Top things you can do for your arthritis

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2020
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Arthritis affects many people, and it is becoming more common. It can cause pain and affect your mobility (movement), keeping you from doing the things you want to do. This pamphlet provides the top nine things you can do to help better manage your pain and improve your function.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Arthritis
Subjects (LCSH)
Arthritis
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
Arthritis affects many people, and it is becoming more common. It can cause pain and affect your mobility (movement), keeping you from doing the things you want to do. This pamphlet provides the top nine things you can do to help better manage your pain and improve your function.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSH's Orthopedic Assessment Clinic Teams
Pamphlet Number
2020
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Unit 8.1 : orthopedic medicine - Halifax Infirmary (HI)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (20 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Units
Orthopedics
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital wards
Orthopedics
Abstract
Unit 8.1 is for people who have a health condition that needs to be treated right away. Topics include: Home First and discharge planning, what to expect on the unit, who makes up your health care team, visiting, how your loved ones can help you in the hospital, rights and privacy, TV service, helpful information (parking, personal belongings, conveniences, accomodations for visitors, wi-fi). Important phone numbers are also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Welcome to 8.1 Orthopaedics : Halifax Infirmary site
Responsibility
Prepared by: Unit 8.1, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1848
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Using your walking aid

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1426
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Using a walking aid (like a cane, crutches, or a walker) will help you lower the amount of weight you put on your leg or let you avoid putting weight on your leg. Your primary health care provider will tell you how much weight you can put on your affected leg. This pamphlet explains how to use crutches, a walker, and a cane. It also explains how to increase the amount of weight on your affected leg.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Walking
Crutches - use of
Walkers
Canes
Subjects (LCSH)
Walking
Crutches
Walkers (Orthopedic apparatus)
Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Using a walking aid (like a cane, crutches, or a walker) will help you lower the amount of weight you put on your leg or let you avoid putting weight on your leg. Your primary health care provider will tell you how much weight you can put on your affected leg. This pamphlet explains how to use crutches, a walker, and a cane. It also explains how to increase the amount of weight on your affected leg.
Notes
Previous title: Using Your Walking Aid: A Guide to Using Crutches or a Walker
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy
Pamphlet Number
1426
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Where can I get the equipment I will need after surgery or illness?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1517
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After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. Try to get any equipment you will need before you go in to the hospital. This pamphlet explains how to buy, rent, or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Self-Help Devices
Orthotic Devices
Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic apparatus
Physical therapy services
Occupational therapy services
Rehabilitation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
After your surgery or illness, you may need equipment to help you get around. For example, you may need a walker or a raised toilet seat. Try to get any equipment you will need before you go in to the hospital. This pamphlet explains how to buy, rent, or borrow equipment in Nova Scotia and across Canada.
Notes
Previous title: Where can I get the equipment I will need following surgery or illness?
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services
Pamphlet Number
1517
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Neurosciences. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0614
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This pamphlet will help you learn about your halo brace. A halo brace is worn so that your neck fracture heals properly. This is similar to how a plaster cast protects a broken arm or leg while it is healing. This pamphlet gives information about balance and movement, hygiene, best options for clothing and shoes, and pin sites care. Information about halo vests, loose nuts and bolts, common concerns, activity while wearing a halo brace, and how long you will need to wear the halo brace is inclu…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Neurosciences
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Braces
Neck Injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic braces
Neck--Wounds and injuries
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you learn about your halo brace. A halo brace is worn so that your neck fracture heals properly. This is similar to how a plaster cast protects a broken arm or leg while it is healing. This pamphlet gives information about balance and movement, hygiene, best options for clothing and shoes, and pin sites care. Information about halo vests, loose nuts and bolts, common concerns, activity while wearing a halo brace, and how long you will need to wear the halo brace is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosciences, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
0614
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