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After the surgery at the inpatient ward

A successful surgery outcome always also requires effective rehabilitation. This requires an active and independent approach from you. At Coxa, you will receive diverse support and guidance for rehabilitation so that your recovery at home is as easy as possible.

After the surgery, it is your turn to be active

At the inpatient ward, you will gradually assume responsibility for your rehabilitation. The aim is for you to be able to sit up for your meals and walk around your room as soon as possible. All activities are part of the rehabilitation: dressing, getting out of bed, physical exercises, walking and washing.

The physiotherapist will make sure that you do the exercises correctly and learn how to walk with the aids.

The nurse will guide you in the use of your medication and monitor the healing of your wound.

On the day after the operation, a doctor will see you during their rounds, and this doctor is not necessarily the surgeon who performed your operation. On the following days, the doctor will see you if necessary.

 

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You will be discharged from the hospital when:

  • you can move around inside your home using mobility aids
  • the wound has begun to heal
  • the pain is under control with the help of medicine

Depending on how well you feel, you can go home either by car driven by your loved one or by a stretcher taxi in a half-seated position. Discharging from the hospital can also take place in the evening.

Visits to the inpatient ward

Coxa follows the guidelines of the Pirkanmaa Hospital District regarding visiting practices.

For short treatment periods, we recommend refraining from visits to the ward. Most of our treatment periods are short, with the patient returning home 1-2 days after surgery.

To protect against coronavirus infection, visitors should follow the instructions below:

  • Come visit only healthy and asymptomatic.
  • Take care of hand hygiene and use hand sanitizer on arrival and departure.
  • Use a surgical mouth-nose shield
  • Keep a safety distance of more than 2 meters with other patients and staff.
  • Avoid unnecessary movement in the common areas of the department.