Nova Scotia Health Authority Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit.
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This pamphlet answers common questions about your care at home after orthopedic day surgery. Topics include: how you will feel, restrictions on activities, what you can eat, managing pain, driving, and returning to work. 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, things you should watch out for (including a lis…