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Post-op Care

Post-op Care - Clinical Hub, Nursing Hub, Intrathecal Pump Placement For Long-Term Treatment Of Chronic Pain

Focus

Routine postoperative care includes regular assessment of vital signs, recovery from general anesthesia, pain, side effects, and complications, and routine incision line care. The patient will have two suture lines;

  1. Abdominal incision on the abdomen where the pump is placed
  2. A 2-3 inch incision on the back where the catheter was inserted into the intrathecal space.

Once the incisions are healed the pump and catheter insertion sites requires no special care.