Doan Nguyen, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Trauma Orthopaedic Specialist

Call 281.807.5432
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Knee Surgery Instructions

Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

After knee arthroscopy surgery, allow the leg to rest. Do not put your full weight on the leg until the doctor consents. Elevate the leg above your heart level to keep the swelling down. Apply ice to your knee for the first couple days after the surgery. Keep your bandage dry using plastic bag and hair dryer.

Take pain medicine with food as instructed by your prescription. Do not wait until pain become intolerable before you take medication. Keep in mind that it takes sometime before the medicine takes effect.

Knee Replacement Surgery

After your knee replacement surgery, your leg is placed in a CPM (Continuous Passive Motion) machine which will gradually and gently exercise your knee. Eventually, it will help you regain your knee movement. The therapist will teach you how to use the machine to exercise your knee and also work with you without the machine.

Apply ice to your knee after exercising your knee with the CPM or with the therapist.

Schedule a post operation visit for a checkup and obtain further instructions from the doctor.

Please report any of the following signs to our office

Signs of infection:
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Drainage at the incision site
  • Fever of 101 degrees or more
Signs of Decreased Circulation:
  • Coldness
  • Tingling/ numbness
  • Increase in pain
Knee Exercise

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