Everything You Need To Know
Below you will find links to patient resources the providers at SPORT recommend regarding orthopedic injuries and care, as well as our patient instruction sheets, surgery information, and FAQs.
Patient Information and Instructions
After Your Steroid Injection
After Your PRP Injection
Cast Care Instructions & Precautions
Interval Throwing Program
Thrower’s Ten Program
Back Care and Preventing Injuries
Tennis Elbow Care Instructions
Golfer’s Elbow Care Instructions
What to expect before surgery
Our surgery scheduler will contact you via email and phone to facilitate a date, time, and location for your upcoming procedure. Once a surgery date has been determined, you will be scheduled for your pre-op appointment with your surgeon about 7-10 days prior to your procedure. This is required prior to your surgery to avoid cancellation of your surgery.
The pre-op appointment allows a window of opportunity to ensure that all your questions are answered before your scheduled surgery or procedure and that you have time to complete paperwork. It also allows our staff the appropriate time to prep you for your surgical experience.
- If you are on blood thinners, aspirin, or herbal medicines, notify the surgery scheduler.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. Also, do not take any aspirin or aspirin-like products, blood thinners, or any type of NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Aleve, ibuprofen, meloxicam, or etodolac for 7-10 days prior to surgery. Tylenol is ok to take.
- Please be sure to tell your surgeon about any existing medical conditions as well as prescriptions, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medications you are taking.
- Most prescribed medications such as Phentermine/Adipex or over the counter supplements such as Fish Oil will need to be stopped 7 days prior to surgery.
- If you are using any injectable blood thinners like Lovenox, or heparin, these must be stopped 24 hours prior to your procedure or you will be cancelled. Please check with your doctor.
Failure to follow these instructions can cause serious complications.
What to expect the day of surgery
- Shower twice in a 24-hour period prior to your procedure with Hibiclens® (skin cleanser and antiseptic) to decrease the risk of infection.
- Follow the instructions given to you about eating and drinking. This is important for your safety.
- Arrive promptly two hours prior to your scheduled procedure time.
- Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
- Remove all jewelry and body piercing prior to surgery. Please leave valuables, including jewelry, at home or with a family member.
- Bring your driver’s license or photo identification card and health insurance cards.
What to expect after surgery
In most cases, depending on your procedure, you will be ready to leave the surgery facility in 30 minutes to 2 hours following your surgery. Before you are discharged, your nurse will review your home care instructions with you and your family. A copy of these instructions is included in this packet and will also be available to you via email.
Take it easy until your physician says you can return to your normal routine.
It is natural to experience some discomfort in the area of the operation. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the type of anesthesia you receive or on the amount of pain medication you are taking at home.
Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, drink alcoholic beverages, smoke, make legal decisions, or take any medications not prescribed by your physician for at least 24 hours after your surgery.
Have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
X-Ray Radiation Protection Information
Common Radiation Doses for Procedures
Patient Education from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
STOP Sports Injuries: Prevention Information from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Postural Fitness and Evidence-Based Apparel by AlignMed
Soccer Shoe Guide
Cartilage Transplant (MACI) Procedure