You may be required to wear a brace to maintain immobility while healing. You must also wait a minimum of four weeks or until the incision is completely healed before submerging in a bath or hot tub.
The specific instructions you will receive post-op will vary depending on the procedure, but in general there are four basic precautions:
- No bending
- No straining
- No lifting more than 10lbs
- No twisting