You will wake up in the recovery room and then be transferred back to the ward
A bandage will be around the operated knee.
Once you are recovered your IV will be removed and you will be shown a number of exercises to do.
Your Surgeon will see you prior to discharge and explain the findings of the operation and what was done during surgery.
Pain medication will be provided and should be taken as directed
You can remove the bandage in 24 hours and place waterproof dressings (provided) over the wounds.
It is NORMAL for the knee to swell after the surgery. Elevating the leg when you are seated and placing ice packs on the knee will help to reduce swelling. (Ice packs on for 20 min 3-4 times a day until swelling has reduced)
You are able to drive and return to work when comfortable unless otherwise instructed.
Please make an appointment 7-10 days after surgery to monitor your progress and remove the 2 stitches in your knee.