Request a consultation and find out how we are guiding our greater Phoenix clients down the road of recovery. Listed below are 3 things to consider when recovering from surgery or injury.

How Can a Blood Test Predict Your Surgery Recovery?

The function of white blood cells in a patient before surgery can indicate their post-surgery recovery time, researchers at Stanford University found in a small study. Knowing how a patient will do can be helpful to doctors planning post-surgery treatment and to patients who have to make family and work arrangements. The work is rooted in a 2014 study the researchers conducted showing the same immune activity in blood immediately after surgery could help predict patient recovery. In that study, with 32 healthy patients who had complication-free hip surgery, those with significantly more active monocytes took weeks longer to regain abilities such as standing or walking. Click the button below to read more about how a blood test can predict your surgery recovery.

We have all heard the risks of blood clots on a plane but you can get blood clots traveling by bus, car, and train.  The holiday travel season has begun. Here is what you know to avoid the risk of DVT. DVT forms in the deep veins of the legs, the ones not visible directly under the skin, when travelers are confined in a small space, remaining relatively still. Often, these clots dissolve on their own—the problem arises if a part of the clot separates and travels to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (a blockage), which can be fatal. It is not the traveling that puts you at risk, it is long periods of relative inactivity.

Getting Surgery? Many people forget to consider the set up of their home for recovery. Remember, you may not be able to do what you usually do for some time post-surgery. Depending on your surgery you could be immobile for up to six weeks. Having your home in order will help eliminate some of the emotional stress that follows getting surgery. Having your home prepared before your surgery takes place will help you feel more prepared for the post-surgery recovery. Here is a list of things you can do to get your home recovery ready:

Clean & Organize:

You will feel much better knowing things are clean and tidy. Also if you organize it will make it easier for caregivers to find what you need and any moment.

Rearrange Furniture: 

If your surgery will affect your range of movement, mobility, or stability, make your home patient safe

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