After keyhole surgery, ooze through the bandages is normal as the salt-water solution used to distend your joint during surgery leaks out. We apply padded dressings to absorb this fluid. These dressings can be changed before you go home. You can remove the padded dressings two days after your surgery, but please leave your waterproof dressings on the skin for 10 days after surgery. If the discharge doesn’t settle down, or there is frank bleeding, please contact us. You can shower from four days after keyhole surgery as long as your waterproof dressings are in place.
For open surgery, you will have a sticky dressing over your wound. Please leave your wound covered with the sticky dressing for 2 weeks. Open surgical wounds should be kept dry for two weeks. Sometimes we ask you to keep your bulky bandages on until two weeks.
Stitches – sutures normally need either trimming or removal 14 days after your operation. We normally do this for you at your follow up visit. If you cannot see us at this time, please organise for suture removal or trimming with your GP practice nurse
Please begin your rehabilitation program as soon as possible. This will hasten your recovery, reduce swelling and keep ligaments and cartilage in good condition. If restrictions have been given to you (e.g. no outward rotation of your arm) they are to protect your reconstructed tissues, so please take note of them and follow the guidance.
Rest is important after surgery, as the body endures extra stress and needs to recover. While it is important to get up and about as soon as possible, please make sure you get plenty of sleep and take at least a few days off work.
Smoking – Smoking significantly increases the risk of complications after surgery. It also impairs healing and has been shown to delay the healing of broken bones by 50%. If possible, refrain from smoking completely after your operation. If that is not possible, E-cigarettes are less toxic than normal cigarettes, but any Nicotine is harmful to repairing tissues.
Infection – The risk of infection is very low after keyhole surgery (much less than 1% risk) and there is approximately a 1 in 100 chance after open surgery. You will be given antibiotics at the time of surgery where this is deemed appropriate. You will not normally require antibiotics post-operatively. Please contact us if any of the following occur after surgery, as they may be signs of infection: Your pain is increasing beyond day four after surgery, rather than decreasing ; your pain is so severe that it cannot be controlled by pain-killers; you feel unwell or feverish or you notice increased swelling, redness or fluid leakage around the surgery site beyond three days after surgery
Mr Granville-Chapman was very polite and his examination and explanation of my symptoms and expected treatment was thorough
I found Mr Granville-Chapman to be very knowledgeable and professional. He put me very much at ease and explained all the options that I have thoroughly. He also told me to look for further information on the condition and procedures that I needed on his website, which gave lots of information and detail. It was also easy to understand for those without a medical background. I would highly recommend his services to anyone that has shoulder problems and requires a solution.
I attended for a repair of my right bicep tendon. After a thorough examination, Mr Granville-Chapman arranged an operation to be undertaken within 2 days which was extremely quick; he explained his reasoning which was both thorough and reassuring, explaining both the options of undergoing surgery and deciding to undertake conservative management.On the day of the surgery Mr Granville-Chapman was again very reassuring as although this is minor surgery I was still somewhat apprehensive. He came to fully explain the procedure and afterI woke up was quick to check on how I was doing.Overall I am very happy with the careMr Granville-Chapman
I have been very pleased with my treatment so far. Mr Granville-Chapman combines brisk efficiency with a pleasant, sympathetic manner. My operation, however, is still to come ...
From the initial consultation, through surgery on a fractured wrist, and now post-operative follow up, it has been a very positive and reassuring experience with Mr Granville-Chapman. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to someone else.
A first class clinician. A skilled surgeon with an excellent bedside manner.
A very pleasant Consultant who knows exactly how to make pain go away.
Mr Granville - Chapman has an excellent bedside manner. He engaged with my 12 year old son at an appropriate level and took the time to ensure that he understood the procedure and answer all his questions. He is thoroughly professional and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
I have been very pleased with the attention I have received. Mr. Granville-Chapman has reassured me that my symptoms are normal. It is very easy to make appointments that suit me.
Mr Granville chapman I found be caring informative and professional I would recommend him to all if you have a problem don't hesitate to contact him you won't be disappointed.
I recently broke my right clavicle in a mountain bike accident and it was repaired by Mr Granville-Chapman by adding a plate on top of the bone. Having just finished the last post-op consultation, I can confirm that I have been very happy with the process all along. In particular, Jeremy took time to explain in detail why a plate was needed, what the procedure would entail, and also was very patient answering my questions comprehensively beforehand and after during the recovery phase. Would certainly trust this competent surgeon to fix any future fractures I might sustain.
Mr Granville-Chapman has looked after my 15 year old son brilliantly, explaining the surgery, recovery and best way forward, and Kate has been very supportive helping with logistics etc, thank you so much.
So far my experience with Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman has been personal and informative with regard to the operation I will be having. I feel confident that my operation will be a success and for this reason I am very happy to have Mr Jeremy Granville-Chapman as my consultant.
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Takes the time to make sure you're getting the treatment you need.
Mr Jeremy Granville -Chapman is not only a highly skilled consultant but is able to put you straight away at ease .My appointments were arranged very swiftly which was great, when you are experiencing severe pain. I am very happy with my treatment so far . many thanks to everyone who was involved in my treatment.
Polite, helpful, professional. Makes an effort to ensure full understanding of issues and procedures to be done. Highly satisfied
Very pleasant. Clear, careful explanations & options/possibilities. I feel well informed, and happy that my concerns are being well addressed, with a plan of review of the symptoms.
Excellent advise with everything explained clearly and a successful treatment which has benefited be greatly.
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