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24-hour urine collection: For osteoporosis and bone diseases  
Abstract: This handout explains 24-hour urine collection, which tests for urine calcium as part of diagnosing osteoporosis or other bone diseases. Included are step-by-step directions for collecting the urine, as well as other instructions to follow.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2008
Aboutbunions and bunionettes  
Abstract: This brochure explains what a bunion is, how it forms, why they cause pain and treatment for bunions, from conservative treatment to surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 6/2009
About custom arch supports  
Abstract: This brochure explains common foot conditions where custom arches, also called orthotics, are used. It also covers how casts of the feet are taken, breaking in custom arches, the first check-up, care of arches, and costs.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 7/2013
About heel or arch pain: A guide to recognition and treatment  
Abstract: This brochure describes heel and arch pain, including recognition of symptoms and a range of treatment options from exercises to surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2008
About Morton's Neuromas  
Abstract: This handout describes Morton's neuromas including how they are formed, diagnosis, and treatment options.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 1/2008
About the Hand Center  
Abstract: This handout reviews care guidelines for patients visiting the Hand Center at UWMC. Included are instructions to follow: after diagnostic tests, when scheduling elective surgery or occupational/physical therapy, when needing pain medicine, and when returning to work after surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 6/2008
About your hand surgery: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout provides care instructions to follow after hand surgery. It also answers many common questions about hand surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 11/2007
Activities of daily living after spinal injury or surgery  
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines to follow after spinal injury or surgery. It includes general tips, as well as specific ways to protect the spine when getting out of bed, getting into bed, standing up from a seat, getting dressed, taking a shower, and more.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2012
After your De Quervain's release surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to ease De Quervain's disease, a form of tendonitis. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your distal radius fracture surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a distal radius fracture. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 5/2012
After your Dupuytren's contracture release surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to ease a condition called Dupuytren's contracture. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2011
After you endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after endoscopic surgery to release carpal tunnel. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your flexor tendon repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair flexor tendons in the hand. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your ganglion cyst excision surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to remove a ganglion cyst. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your hand fracture surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a broken hand bone. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your hand surgery: Care instructions  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for care following hand surgery, including how to handle pain, nausea, constipation, itching, and swelling. Also includes dressing instructions for various types of surgery: carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, ganglion cysts, fractures/broken bones, radial breaks, ligament repair, hand tenolysis, Dupuytrens release, and hardware removal.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 9/2012
After your lateral epicondylar release surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery for release of a lateral epicondylar, also known as "tennis elbow." Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your mallet finger repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery for mallet finger repair. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your mucous cyst excision surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to remove a mucous cyst. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your needle aponeurotomy  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after needle aponeurotomy, a procedure to treat Dupuytren's contracture that does not require surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2011
After your PIP joint replacement surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after finger joint replacement surgery. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 6/2011
After your scaphoid fractures and non-unions surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair scaphoid fractures and non-unions. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2012
After your scapholunate ligament repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair scapholunate ligament ruptures. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your thumb carpometacarpal joint arthroplasty surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery on a thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2011
After your thumb collateral ligament repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a thumb collateral ligament. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2011
After your total hip or knee surgery  
Abstract: This handout explains self-care at home after total hip or knee surgery. Included are what to do to prevent problems, home safety, recommended activities, and important phone numbers.
Author: Orthopedics/6SE
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 2/2012
After your triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) repair surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to repair a triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC), a small piece of cartilage and ligaments in the wrist. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your trigger finger or trigger thumb release surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after surgery to release trigger finger or trigger thumb, also called stenosing tenosynovitis. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2009
After your ulnar nerve submuscular transposition surgery: Self-care and follow-up  
Abstract: This handout explains follow-up care after ulnar nerve subcutaneous transposition surgery. Included are sections on wound care, pain management, driving, activity restrictions, follow-up and physical therapy appointments, and expected results.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2011
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recommendations: Antibiotics after joint replacement  
Abstract: This one-page handout is a table showing the different antibiotics recommended by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for patients who have total joint replacement surgery. This handout can be given directly to a patient's health care provider before having a procedure that may bring bacteria into their bloodstream. Procedures listed include dental, ophthalmic (eyes), orthopaedic, vascular, esophageal, gastroduodenal, biliary tract, colorectal, head and neck, obstetric, gynecological, and genitourinary.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 9/2012
Antibiotics after joint replacement: A lifelong precaution  
Abstract: This handout explains why patients who have had a joint replacement must take preventive antibiotics for dental work and procedures that involve the respiratory, digestive, or urinary tract. Included is a list of procedures that are a high risk for introducing bacteria into the bloodstream.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 9/2012
Arthritis of the base of the thumb: About your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of arthritis of the base of the thumb.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 11/2007
Back care after surgery: To help you as you recover  
Abstract: This handout covers what you can do and not do after back surgery. It also gives step-by-step instructions and illustrations for a basic exercise program and how to increase activities safely.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 2/2012
Bone densitometry: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This hand explains bone densitometry (also called a DEXA scab), an exam to assess bone health and fracture risk. It includes how the scan works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
Bone X-rays  
Abstract: This handout explains bone X-rays, which are done to assess bone injuries. How the exam works, how it is performed, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results are discussed.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 5/2009
Bowel preparation before your spinal surgery: Steps to follow  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare the bowel for spinal surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 7/2010
Building and keeping strong bones: Exercise, calcium, and vitamin D  
Abstract: This handout explains how to build and keep strong bones. It describes why exercise, calcium, and vitamin D are important, and includes information about food sources and supplements.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 7/2013
Building ramps and handrails: To keep you safe at home  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for building ramps and stair handrails for safety and mobility at home.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Care after your spinal surgery  
Abstract: This handout explains care after spinal surgery, in the hospital and after discharge. Information is given about follow-up exams, prescription refills, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Spine Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2012
Carpal tunnel exercises: Hand care  
Abstract: This handout provides step-by-step instructions for hand and wrist exercises to help lessen symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 3/2012
Carpal tunnel syndrome: Hand care  
Abstract: This handout gives tips for people with carpal tunnel syndrome to help them ease the tingling, numbness, and pain. It explains the reason for these symptoms, and lists both activities to avoid and ways to use the hands and fingers to lessen the stress on the carpal tunnel area.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
CT neck scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains a CT scan of the neck, used to get detailed information about neck injuries, tumors, and other neck diseases. It includes how the scan works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the scan, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2017
CT spine scan: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes a CT scan of the spine. It includes how the scan is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the scan results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2017
De Quervain's: About your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of de Quervain's tendonitis, a condition brought on the irritation or inflammation of the wrist tendons at the base of the thumb.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 3/2007
Dowel exercises: To help your strength and range of motion  
Abstract: This handout gives exercises using a dowl to help increase range of motion and strength. Doing these exercises makes it easier to do daily activities and helps prevent more injuries to the upper body.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Dupuytren's disease: What you need to know about your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Dupuytren's disease.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 2/2007
Exercise before and after total knee replacement surgery: Exercises to strengthen your knee  
Abstract: Describes and illustrates 11 exercises to strengthen the knee after total knee replacement. It includes tips for best use of these exercises.
Author: Exercise Training Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 2/2012
Exercises after total knee replacement: Six exercises to speed your recovery  
Abstract: Explains and illustrates 6 exercises for care and strengthening of the knee after surgery. Includes illustrations.
Author: Exercise Training Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
Revised Date: 2/2012
Finger-bending exercises  
Abstract: This handout gives finger-bending exercises that will improve how fingers move and function.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2011
Finger-straightening exercises  
Abstract: This handout gives finger-straightening exercises that will improve how fingers move and function.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 12/2011
Ganglion cysts: What you need to know about your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ganglion cysts.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 2/2007
Going home with your cast  
Abstract: This handout explains cast care and skin care for a fiberglass cast. Included are instructions for showering and when to call the doctor.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1994
Revised Date: 9/2009
Hand splint: Guidelines to follow  
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines for when to wear and remove a hand splint and when to call the occupational therapist.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 2/2011
MRI: Musculoskeletal scan  
Abstract: This handout explains the musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. It covers how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and receiving results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2015
Neck MRI: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains an MRI exam of the neck, used to get detailed pictures of the neck structure. It includes how the exam works, how to prepare, how it is done, what to expect during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 1/2015
Spine MRI : How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam of the spine. It includes how the exam works, how it is done, how to prepare for it, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2015
Osteoarthritis of the hand: What you need to know about your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoarthritis of the hand.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 1/2007
Osteoporosis facts: What Asian women need to know  
Abstract: This handout covers facts about osteoporosis. There are details about risk factors, especially for Asian women, safety tips for prevention, and an online resource to learn more.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 8/2002
PET/CT F18 fluoride bone scan: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a PET/CT F18 fluoride bone scan, which is done to diagnose certain bone conditions. Included are how the scan is done, what the patient may feel during the scan, and how to get the result.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 10/2016
Radiation to the brain: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout describes the most common side effects from radiation to the brain, what to do to treat or cope with them, and when to call the doctor or nurse. Side effects include skin reactions, hair loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, earaches, headaches and other neurological symptoms. A short section on taking steroid medicines to treat these symptoms is included.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2010
Radiation to the spine: What you should know  
Abstract: This handout explains radiation therapy to the spine, a treatment that focuses on tumors, killing cancer cells, and reducing tumor masses. Included is a list of possible side effects.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 5/2008
Range of motion exercises: For shoulder, arm, and hand  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for 7 simple exercises that will help your gain flexibility in your shoulder, arm, and hand. Be sure to check with your physical therapist before trying any new exercises.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 12/2011
Range of motion: Self-exercise program  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions and illustrations for 10 exercises to help prevent injuries to the upper body and increase strength and range of motion in the arms.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 3/2010
Rotator cuff tear: non surgical treatment  
Abstract: Discusses non-surgical treatment options when the rotator cuff tendon in the shoulder is torn causing weakness and pain. Treatments include rest and exercise. Illustrates and explains seven exercises for strengthening the shoulder.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 4/1998
Shoulder joint replacement: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout for UW Medicine patients explains how to prepare and what to expect when having shoulder joint replacement surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2016
Shoulder or elbow surgery: How to prepare, what to expand, and planning for recovery  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for shoulder or elbow surgery, what to expect, and planning for recovery, including care instructions and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 10/2006
Surgery safety checklist: Planning for your shoulder surgery  
Abstract: This handout gives steps to take when preparing for spine fusion and spine deformity surgery.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 3/2017
Theraputty exercises: To increase your strength and coordination  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for 8 exercises that use Theraputty, a resistive hand exercise material that is used in occupational therapy.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Total elbow surgery: Understanding your treatment plan  
Abstract: This handout explains care after elbow surgery while in the hospital, and also details care issues during recovery at home. It covers follow-up exams, medication refills, and when to call the doctor or nurse.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 10/2006
Trigger finger: About your condition  
Abstract: This handout describes the cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of trigger finger, which occurs when the pulley at the base of a finger or thumb becomes too thick and constricts tendon motion.
Author: Bone and Joint Center/Hand Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 4/2007
Tying your shoes with one hand  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for how to tie shoes using only 1 hand.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 1/2011
Using a theraband  
Abstract: This handout gives step-by-step instructions for five exercises using a theraband: shoulder horizontal abduction and adduction, shoulder flexion, elbow flexion, elbow extension, and elbow extension in adduction. Photographs of a person doing the various stages of the exercises are included.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
Revised Date: 2/2010
Using your cryo/cuff  
Abstract: This flyer details the steps to follow to fill and pressurize a cryo/cuff, a device that is used to help reduce swelling and inflammation after knee surgery.
Author: Special Procedure Unit/4S
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 1/2012
Wearing and taking care of your splint  
Abstract: This handout explains how to wear and take care of a splint, as recommended by your doctor or occupational therapist.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 2/2012
When to call the Anticoagulation Clinic: For patients taking warfarin (Coumadin)  
Abstract: This handout alerts patients, especially those taking warfarin (Coumadin), about when to call the Anticoagulation Clinic. Included in the list are missed doses, changes in medications or vitamin K intake, bleeding or bruising, fever or illness, and planned surgery or pregnancy.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 1/2010

 
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