After completion of your procedure and upon discharge from the hospital or surgical center, all patients will have varying levels of post operative discomfort, swelling and mobility restrictions. It is crucial that post operative instructions are followed without exception to ensure pain control, prevention of infection and re-injury, as well as optimal healing.

You will be provided with clear instructions, including when you will be seen for follow up, medications with clear instructions for use and educated as to what to look out for as signs of possible side effects.

It is extremely important that you call the office should you experience uncontrollable pain, extreme swelling and heat at the surgical site, fever, chills, excessive bleeding, trouble with surgical dressings or issues with post operative splints or braces.

Although rare, medical emergencies can occur. If you are experiencing what you deem to be a medical emergency, you should report to the emergency room or call 911.

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Shoulder Post-Operative Instructions

AC Joint Reconstruction Post Operative Instructions

Frozen Shoulder

Pectoralis Major Muscle Open Repair

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Arthroplasty

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Labral Repair


Knee Post-Operative Instructions

ACL and Meniscus Repair Post Op Instructions

ACL/Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction Post Op Instructions

ACL Reconstruction Post Op Instructions

Arthroscopic Knee Microfracture Post Op Instructions

Knee Arthroscopy Post-Operative Instructions

Meniscus Repair Post Op Instructions

MPFL Reconstruction Post Op Instructions

Total Knee Replacement Post-Operative Instructions

Please call our office for the following post-operative instructions:

Knee Arthroscopy, Lateral Retinacular Release Post Op Instructions

Proximal/Distal Patella Realignment Post Op Instructions


Elbow Post-Operative Instructions

Elbow Arthroscopy

Foot & Ankle Post-Operative Instructions

Foot Bunion Surgery Post Op Instructions

Post-Operative Care for Nail Procedures


Hip Post-Operative Instructions

Hip Arthroscopy, Labral Repair, Debridement, Osteoplasty Post Op Instructions



Pre-Operative Care

Incision Care

Post-Operative Care




Post-Operative Care

At Coastal Orthopedics, you can schedule an orthopedic appointment by phone at 978-927-3040,
submit our online form, or walk in to one of our three locations in Danvers, Gloucester or Beverly, MA.