After Surgery FAQs

After your surgery you may:

  • Shower day after surgery
  • Start exercise slowly with walking and increase gradually
  • Returning to work is different for everyone; please consult with your surgeon
  • You may drive once you are no longer taking pain medication during the day. Please refer to recommendations/directions on medication package.

Please do NOT do the following activities for 6 weeks after your surgery:

  • No bathing, swimming, or hot tub use
  • No intercourse for 6 weeks
  • No lifting greater than 8 pounds (approximately one gallon of milk)

Please do NOT do the following activities for 2 weeks after your surgery:

  • No bathing, swimming, or hot tub use
  • No intercourse for 2 weeks
  • No lifting greater than 8 pounds (approximately one gallon of milk)
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