I went through this twice.... the recovery is the tough part. 6 weeks of limited activity, no stairs, running, jumping... leash walks only.
We also, turned our spare bedroom into a big doggies bed -- remove furniture so he could not try to get on anything, placed a baby gate at the door so he could see everything going on and not feel alone. We also took turns sleeping in there with him on a futon mattress that we placed on the floor. I have tons of pictures and will post them later tonight when I get home