Dr. Des Soares Orthopaedic Surgeon
Providing Specialist Orthopaedic Surgery on Brisbane's Southside
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After your operation
Dr. Soares performs about 70 % of surgery as day surgery. This means that you do not need to stay in hospital overnight. This reduces your costs and improves your level of comfort as you can sleep inyour own bed. If you do need to stay in hospital then be assured that you will receive excellent care at Greenslopes Private Hospital.
 
Dr. Soares will usually have put local anaesthetic around your wound. This should control your pain for between 8-10 hours after the operation. It will make the area around your wound numb for the same period.
 
 
Please take some PAIN KILLERS (usually 2 Panadeine forte or Tramadol  for an adult) about 6 hours after your operation. You may need to take 2 tablets every six hours for the first day. After the first day, cut back to 2 Panadeine or Panadol every six hours if needed. These can be purchased over the counter.
 
FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT: Your follow-up appointment will be at
 
SUITE 24, PLAZA CHAMBERS, 15 DENNIS ROAD, SPRINGWOOD. QLD 4127  Ph: 07 3208 5552
 
Please telephone once you get home, and make an appointment, so you can see Dr Soares 2 WEEKS after your operation.
 
Please bring any X-rays you might have with you.
 
 
 
 
 
 












                              Appointments   Ph: (07)   32085552
 
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