Your Recovery


Unity Point Health

It is important that you keep all appointments scheduled for you after surgery. After surgery if you have any of the symptoms below, we want you to call your surgeon:

  • If you have a temperature greater than 101 degrees
  • If you have severe pain that is not being controlled by your prescription pain medications
  • If the redness around your incision increases or if it has bad smelling drainage
  • If you develop chest pain or shortness of breath, go immediately to the emergency room
  • If you have any questions/concerns

Learn more about your procedure by watching these knee surgery and hip surgery videos.

We hope that this information has been very helpful to you. If you have questions please feel free to contact our Pre-Surgical Teaching Department at 309-779-5960. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Any questions occurring after hours for surgery the following day should be directed to the surgeon’s office.