Bone Biopsy, Open

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Keep your surgery site clean and dry.

  • You may shower and bathe normally unless instructed otherwise by your surgeon.

  • Pat the wound dry and re-bandage it after cleansing or care for as instructed.

  • Protect the wound until your caregiver advises otherwise.

Finding out the results of your test

Ask when your test results will be ready. Make sure you get your test results.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have redness, swelling, or increasing pain in the wound.

  • You have pus coming from the wound.

  • You have drainage from a wound lasting longer than 1 day.

  • You notice a bad smell coming from the wound or dressing.

  • Your wound edges break apart after sutures or staples have been removed.

  • You develop persistent nausea or vomiting.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have a fever.

  • You develop a rash.

  • You have difficulty breathing.

  • You develop any reaction or side effects to medicine given.