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Discharge Guidelines

You can find discharge guidelines for your specific surgery below. Your surgeon or nurse practitioner may give you additional instructions, but the PDFs below are very thorough and informative.

Please note: These are general guidelines to help answer the most common questions after surgery. The photos in these guidelines WILL NOT necessarily match your exact surgical site. Your surgeon/team may ADAPT these guidelines depending on YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS and/or current research.

Biopsy: Soft Tissue

Biopsy: Bone

Benign Soft Tissue

Upper Extremity: Upper Arm/Forearm/Hand
Lower Extremity: Thigh/Leg/Foot

Benign Bone

Upper Extremity: Humerus/Radius-Ulna/Hand
Lower Extremity: Femur/Tibia-Fibula/Foot

Malignant Soft Tissue

Upper Extremity: Upper Arm/Forearm/Hand
Lower Extremity: Thigh/Leg/Foot

Malignant Bone

Upper Extremity: Shoulder/Humerus/Radius-Ulna/Hand
Lower Extremity: Hip/Femur/Knee/Tibia-Fibula

Spine/Pelvis: Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Pelvis/Sacrum

Metastatic Disease

Upper Extremity: Humerus/Forearm
Lower Extremity: Femur/Tibia

Amputation

Upper Extremity: Upper Arm/Forearm/Hand
Lower Extremity: Femur/Tibia-Fibula/Foot

Infections

Upper Extremity
Lower Extremity