Patient Information


Physiotherapy is vital to recovery after having surgery. You may arrange to see your physiotherapist anytime after leaving hospital. In many cases a physiotherapist will see you during your inpatient stay.

Return to work/driving/sport

Returning to physical activity after orthopaedic surgery needs to be carefully considered and is usually achieved slowly.

Getting you back to your pre-injury activity is our ultimate goal. Speak to Mr Petterwood about your rehabilitation and when you should expect to achieve your goals given the specific procedure you have had.

What if something goes wrong?

Sometimes complications happen. If you are concerned about your progress please contact us.

If you experience any of the following symptoms it could be a sign of a serious complication and you should contact us immediately or present to the Emergency Department.

  • Persistent fever
  • Sudden increase in pain
  • Wound ooze or drainage
  • Increasing numbness
  • Calf pain and swelling
  • Shortness of breath