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. 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN

The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment announced on March 26, 2020 that ambulatory providers are considered “critical business” and can continue to operate as normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under strict adherence to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidelines and local government mandates, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our community as we have taken the necessary steps to ensure sanitation and safety precautions including the following:

1. Patient Screenings: All patients are screened prior to treatment to ensure they are not exhibiting symptoms. If a patient is presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, they will be advised to return home and contact their primary care physician.
2. Staff Screening: All employees will be screened for symptoms daily. Those presenting any level of symptoms will return home and follow up with their primary care physician before returning to work.
3. Hygiene Protocols: Ongoing reinforcement to all staff regarding hand washing and other sanitation measures for equipment, supplies and facility are in place and being strictly reinforced.

OTHER INFORMATION:

We want to reassure you that your health and safety is our main priority during this pandemic. We are taking every precaution for the safety of our patients and our staff. We have implemented procedures to see patients one at a time. We are leaving time in-between scheduled appointments so patients can enter and leave the office individually to limit exposure. Dr Rahill is hoping to offer telemedicine for patients that prefer in the near future. 

Based on current guidance, we remain open and are committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe and clean facility. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.