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​​​​​Call 911 if you have chest pain, tightness, or shortness of breath, OR, if you have a painful headache you can't treat with medication.

How can I take care of myself when I go home?
  • Do continue strengthening exercises.
  • Do follow instructions for getting in and out of bed safely.
  • Do take extra care on stairs and remove loose rugs and tripping hazards.
  • Do get help to put on socks, pantyhose, pants and shoes (especially hip replacement patients).
  • Do not sit on low chairs, sofas, or toilet seats (especially hip replacement patients).
  • Do not cross your legs (especially hip replacement patients).
  • Do not twist your torso (upper body). This is especially important for hip replacement patients.

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When to seek help
A blood clot in your leg, you may experience: Extreme pain in your leg; Swelling in your leg; Possible redness at the back of your calf. Call 416 603 5769 or go to nearest emergency department. A blood clot in your lung, you may experience: Shortness of breath; Fast heartbeat; Possible pain in your mid-back. This is a medical emergency. Go to nearest emergency department. An infection, you may have: A fever; Increased discharge and redness at the incision; An infection in any part of your body. Call 416 603 5769 or go to nearest emergency department.