NERVE BLOCK: If you received a nerve block and your foot is numb, avoid bumping or resting it against surfaces that may be hard, hot, or cold, until the sensation (feeling) has completely returned.
ACTIVITIES: Elevate affected extremity on pillows to keep swelling down. Ice packs will help with swelling and pain, especially the first 2 days. Use the ice pack 20-30 minutes every hour.
BANDAGES: Keep your dressing clean and dry. Wear your post-op shoe at all times, even in bed, until we have seen you in the office.
WARNING SIGNS: If you have any of the following, call my office 754-1276.
• Fever over 100.0 degrees or the wound becomes red, swollen, or shows pus or red streaks
• Nausea and vomiting you cannot control
• Any drainage on the dressing
• Dressing that is too loose, tight, soiled or wet
• If the foot becomes cold, blue, white or numb
• Increasing or returning numbness
• If pain increases markedly after two days
Call Dr. Murphy’s office at 541-754-1276 for questions.
After hours call Orthopedics at 541-754-1150