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As a caregiver, your role is important for helping your friend or loved one recover from spine or joint replacement surgery. When at home, there are a variety of things you need to know for the patient’s safety, recovery and comfort. This information will help you with some of the many questions and concerns as you prepare to care for the patient.

Coach's Guide for the Patient at Home

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  • Home Safety and Avoiding Falls

  • Body Changes

  • Blood Thinners

  • Stockings

  • Incision Care

  • Changing the Dressing (only if directed by surgeon)

  • Controlling Discomfort

  • Signs of Infection

  • Blood Clots in Legs

  • Pulmonary Embolus

  • Dislocation (hip replacement patients only)

Patient Education information provided by Biomet, Inc. - Advanced Science for Real Living™.
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