Feeling apprehensive about an upcoming surgery is normal. Many patients find that having plenty of information about what they can expect before a surgical procedure can help ease anxiety. Here is a general outline of what you can expect when you undergo joint surgery at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. For detailed information, such as what to…

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A bunionectomy can provide relief from painful bunions that do not respond to other types of treatment. The biggest step in the recovery period will be learning to walk again and rebuilding range of motion.   If you’re suffering from bunions, you know what they’re like: These bumps on your big toe joint are causing…

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Epidural injections can offer relief for those who deal with chronic back, leg, or neck pain, but they might also cause side effects. These tips for managing the side effects of pain injections can help decrease discomfort and improve results. Epidural steroid injections are a form of interventional pain management that can help ease soreness and inflammation…

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Hand surgery recovery is a delicate and often frustrating process. Be sure to follow all of your surgeon’s instruction to ensure you regain your full range of motion. Whatever the reason for your hand surgery, you can prepare yourself by planning a hand surgery recovery timeline with the help of your orthopedic surgeon and following…

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Knowing what to expect and making preparations beforehand can help your shoulder surgery recovery proceed smoothly. After total shoulder replacement surgery, you are required to wear a sling for up to four weeks. You will likely be able to come out of the sling during physical therapy after two weeks. Most patients return to normal mobility after…

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When non-surgical, chronic back pain treatment has failed, surgery may be the logical next step. For your spine surgery to be a success, it is important to prepare you and your home for the recovery process. Your doctor should provide you with complete recovery instructions, but knowing what you will need post-surgery helps you to be an…

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