The best way to prepare for this procedure is to follow the instructions laid out by Dr. Murphy. Below, we have provided suggestions to help prepare you and improve your experience.
CREATE A RECOVERY SPACE
Set aside a specific location in your home where you can be comfortable and rest. Surround this space with medications, pillows, books, remotes and other forms of entertainment.
You will need someone to drive you home following your surgery. During the first few days of your recovery, you will also not be able to drive, be sure to have some way to get around if you need to.
Prior to your procedure, you will want to pick up prescribed medications and any other necessities for your convenience. You may also need to pick up foods that can be easily prepared and eaten with minimal arm movement.
In the first few days of your recovery, you won’t be able to do much. Having a friend or family member around to assist you will be very helpful. This may include helping you take medications and preparing meals.
On the morning of your appointment, be sure to wear loose fitting clothes that will not apply pressure to your arms.