Dr. Shelden Martin wants to make your discharge process from the hospital or surgery center as smooth as possible. In this section, you will learn postoperative instructions after having procedures on your shoulder, elbow and knee. This includes what to do after having anesthesia, how to deal with the pain, taking a bath while not disrupting the surgical incision and physical therapy. These are all important items for a successful recovery and getting back to the life you enjoy pain free. If you have questions, call Dr. Martin’s office.