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Your Guide to Understanding Sports Hernias and the
 Medical Treatment of
 Sports Hernias
by William Brown, MD
Advanced Medical Treatment for Sports Related Hernias

Preoperative Sports Hernia Instructions

Seven Days Before Surgery

  • Medications that thin the blood should be stopped.
  • Call Dr Brown to discuss how to best stop blood thinners.

The Day Before Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything after 10 PM.
  • The anesthesiologist may call.
  • Shave the hair from around the operative site.
  • Fill your pain medication prescription.
  • Buy some Milk of Magnesia (for constipation).
  • Buy some Hibiclens (an over the counter antiseptic soap).

The Morning of Surgery

  • Do not eat or drink anything.
  • You may take your usual medications with a sip of water.
  • Shower and wash the skin with Hibiclens (an over the counter antiseptic soap).
  • Brush your teeth (this will decrease the bacterial count in your mouth).
  • Bring a list of your medications and allergies.
  • Wear loose clothes.
  • You will need a responsible adult to drive you home (not a taxi).

Download a printable version of the pre and post-operative sports hernia instructions here.

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