• Regain your

    freedom of movement
  • Restore function

    with the most intricate procedure
  • Improved

    quality of life

Preparing for Procedure

If you are having outpatient surgery, remember the following:

  • Have someone available to take you home, you will not be able to drive for at least 24 hours
  • Do not drink or eat anything in the car on the trip home
  • The combination of anesthesia, food, and car motion can quite often cause nausea or vomiting. After arriving home, wait until you are hungry before trying to eat. Begin with a light meal and try to avoid greasy food for the first 24 hours
  • If you had surgery on an extremity (leg, knee, hand or elbow), keep that extremity elevated and use ice as directed. This will help decrease swelling and pain
  • Take your pain medicine as directed. Begin the pain medicine as you start getting uncomfortable, but before you are in severe pain. If you wait to take your pain medication until the pain is severe, you will have more difficulty in controlling the pain
  • Arrange for a family member or friend to be with you during the first night after your surgery.

Hospital Affiliations of Dr. Selden

  • Dr Steven Selden Hartford Hospital
  • Dr Steven Selden Saint Francis Care
  • Dr Steven Selden UConn Health
  • Dr Steven Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Practice Location

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Orthopedic Associates Of Central Connecticut, P.C.510 Cottage Grove RoadBloomfield, CT 06002-3192.