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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.

 Who do I call if I experience complications? 

  • Call 911 to take you to the nearest Emergency Department if you:
  • - Have chest pain, tightness, or shortness of breath.

    - Have "the worst headache of your life" that does not go away by taking pain medication. 

  • Call your surgeon's office or Fracture Clinic 416 603 5800 ext. 2384 if you notice the following symptoms:​​

- Your incision is red, warm to the touch or has discharge or a bad smelling odour.

- You have a fever (a temperature of 38°Celsius or higher for 2 days).

- You have pain that is not relieved by your pain medication.

- You have a sharp pain or tenderness in the back of your calf or numbness and tingling to your foot.

  • Call 416 603 5769​ (9A-Orthopedic Inpatient Unit at TWH)  if you can't reach your our clinics after hours. You can also call the 9A-Orthopedic Inpatient Unit at TWH ​if you can't reach your surgeon and if the Fracture clinic is closed. 
Who do I call with general post-operative questions?
  • Call your surgeon's office, or 416 603 5769 (9A-Orthopedic Inpatient Unit) with general post-operative questions.
  • Read our list of Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Dr. Rod Davey
     Phone: 416 603 5732
  • Dr. Rajiv Gandhi
     Phone: 416 603 5642
  • Dr. Nizar Mahomed
     Phone: 416 603 5328​
  • Dr. Khalid Syed
     Phone: 416 603 5281​​​ ​
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