Dr. Nikhil Verma strives to provide patients with a comfortable, relaxed and organized setting for your orthopedic or sports medicine procedure. Our practice offers advanced computer systems, medical equipment and surgical instruments for highly effective treatment outcomes.
If Dr. Verma recommends an orthopedic surgical treatment after your initial consultation, he will provide a distinct set of written guidelines to be followed for pre-operative, post-operative and rehabilitation recovery.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
- Have someone available to take you home. You will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours following the procedure.
- Do not drink or eat anything in the car on the trip home. The combination of anesthesia, food and car motion may cause nausea or vomiting. After arriving home, wait until you are hungry before trying to eat. Begin with a light meal and try to avoid greasy food for the first 24 hours.
- If you had surgery on an extremity (leg, knee, hand or elbow), keep that extremity elevated and use ice as directed. This will help decrease swelling and pain.
- Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medicine as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain. If you wait to take your pain medication until the pain is severe, you will have more difficulty controlling the pain.