Swan LogoPost - Operative Instructions for Orbital Floor Fracture Repair

Sutures (stitches) should be kept clean and dry.

Apply Bacitracin Opthalmic Ointment (you will get a prescription for this) to the suture line 3-4 times a day.

Ice packs 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off to reduce swelling (you can make one by using ½ rubbing alcohol to ½ water in a zip lock bag—it will not freeze solid)…never put ice packs directly on skin…place a cloth in between the pack and your skin.  

You can expect to need narcotic pain medications for about 1 week.  Take your medications regularly….don’t wait for the pain to get bad; your pain medications will work better that way.

If you have a job involving desk work/reading, you will need to be out of work for one week.  Manual labor type jobs will require 2 weeks.

You will return to the office about 6 days after the surgery to have your stitches removed.


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