Joint Replacement Patients
You will need assistance for days/weeks after surgery depending on your level of mobility. Home health services may be ordered by your physician after your surgery. Our nurses will assist in coordinating this service.
You must have a responsible adult with you the first 24 hours that you are home. YOU CANNOT DRIVE HOME OR DRIVE FOR 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY.
If you are an inpatient surgery patient, you may have one person stay overnight in your room if desired. All of our rooms are private with a love seat that pulls out to provide a sleeping bed. You are welcome to have someone stay with you overnight. If they prefer to stay at a hotel, please for hotels.
OrthoNebraska will honor your preferences regarding medically indicated treatments whenever possible. We respect the rights of the patient and recognize individual needs in making informed decisions regarding medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment to the extent permitted by state and federal law. However, we will not be able to honor the contents of the Advance Directive without a fully executed copy. The existence or lack of an Advance Directive does not determine the patient’s right to access care, treatment or services. Examples of Advance Directives are Living Wills and Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
You must have a responsible adult, age 19 or older, with you the first 24 hours that you are home. You cannot drive for 24 hours after surgery. Please make proper arrangements in advance.