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 of days after the surgery. Keep your bandage dry using a plastic bag and hairdryer.
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 some time before the medicine takes effect.
Knee Replacement Surgery
After your knee replacement surgery, your leg will be 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 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:
Signs of Decreased Circulation: