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Caring for your incision
The dressing (bandage) over your incision should be kept clean and dry. The dressing should be removed 24-48 hours after your procedure. Do not wait longer than 2 days to remove the dressing. Once the dressing has been removed, you may bathe or shower. Do not rub the incision with a cloth towel – PAT IT DRY.
You may have a slight amount of bleeding or oozing from the incision for the first few days. If you experience this, you may put a light dressing over the incision so that the bleeding does not stain your clothing.
What to expect
After the operation, your arm will swell and be bruised. The swelling and bruising will go away after a few weeks. ELEVATING YOUR ARM above your heart will decrease your pain and swelling. The doctor will write you a prescription for pain medication after the surgery.
LIST OF REMINDERS:
• Avoid putting any pressure on your arm or swinging it around
PLEASE CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU NOTICE:
• Cold and aching hand