When can I shower (get incision wet) after total hip replacement surgery?
Because we use a waterproof dressing over your incision, you’ll be able to shower immediately after your total hip replacement. The dressing will be changed daily, however there is no prohibition against showering. If you happen to get the incision wet, pat it dry with a towel, swab it with alcohol and put on a new dressing. We will send you home with a number of dressings so you can change them daily.
The Longstreet Clinic, P.C., incorporated in 1995, is a fully-integrated multi-specialty medical group owned and managed by physicians. The group has grown to include more than 85 physicians and 35 nurse practitioners, physicians assistants and certified nurse midwives. Our providers treat patients in the following specialties: internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, inpatient medicine, general surgery, oncology, hematology, physiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine, neonatology, perinatology and neurology, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, bariatric surgery and medical weight loss. In 2010, The Longstreet Clinic was ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the eighth largest physician group practice in Georgia, and as the third largest independent group practice. With its main campus located in Gainesville, TLC physicians also see patients at offices in Oakwood, Buford, Braselton, Dahlonega, Baldwin, Cumming and Toccoa. Doctors you know. Care you trust. The Longstreet Clinic, where patient care is always centered around you. | Internet
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