Pikes Peak Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

2925 Professional Place STE 110, Colorado Springs, 80904   |  P. 719-445-0344   |  F. 719-445-0357   |   Email Us

 

P. 719-445-0344     |    Email Us

Post-Operative Concerns

After your surgery if you have concerns during regular business hours (8am-4pm), please call our office (719-445-0344) rather than the hospital.

Pain is less a complication than a simple fact of life following any surgical procedure. 
 
Swelling is also common following surgery, and not an immediate concern. What to look out for is loss of circulation or discoloration. 
 
Numbness is also quite common following surgery. Whether is comes from the block, anesthesia or the surgical site numbness can last up to three months following surgery and is not a concern unless lack of circulation is apparent. 
 
Infection: Concerns for infection are streaking from the surgical site, mucous discharge, new onsets of pain, fever, rash.