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After Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery

  • You should move around as much as is comfortable for you

  • You will be given analgesics (Oxycontin, Endone, Morphine, Pethidine etc.)

  • You will be given 3 doses of intravenous antibiotics

  • The nurse will conduct spinal observation

  • The wound drain will be removed on the day following your surgery

  • You will be able to go home the day after your surgery. Your dressing will be changed into a waterproof dressing. You will be able to shower with the dressing on and after 5 days you can remove the dressing and shower with the wound exposed. The stitches are dissolvable. Allow the steri-strips (adhesive) to fall off. You will be given a prescription for analgesics on discharge

  • You will need to visit your family doctor in one week to check on the wound and to see Mr Etherington in 4 weeks unless informed otherwise

  • You can walk as much as you want after surgery. You should avoid lifting objects heavier than 5 kg and should avoid bending and twisting your back for few weeks. Mr. Etherington may refer you for physiotherapy 4-6 weeks after surgery if needed
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