How do I take care of my wound after a THP?

The wound will be closed within the skin. This means there will not be any loops or hooks visible after surgery. A special glue is used which helps to keep the wound closed.

At your discharge from the hospital a bandage will be administered to close of your wound. You can shower with this bandage but taking a bath or going swimming is not recommended. As long as the wound stays dry, daily wound care will not be needed and the bandage can stay on.

After 12-14 days the bandage can be taken off. A nurse or doctor should check your wound. If during these 14 days the bandage has become bloody, this can be cared for by a private nurse.

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