Knee Arthroscopy Post-Op

Office staff
Our physical Therapy Center
provides complete care.

Pain Control

Vicodin ES has been prescribed.  Take one pill every three hours as needed.  Generally pain is mild following arthroscopy.

Don’t stay in bed.  Get up to a chair, walk with you cane.  The more you are up and around the better.  If you wish to shower before the dressings come off before the dressing is removed, simply place a garbage bag around your thigh and apply tape or rubber bands to hold it in place.  Shower quickly.

Take one baby ASA daily for the first 10 days.

Keep your dressing on for 48 hours.  Then remove your stocking and dressing and apply water proof Band-Aids which can be purchased at any pharmacy, over  the small knee incisions.  After that you can shower.

We will call you at home the day after your surgery to see how you are doing and to answer any questions you might have.  At that time we will as to set up your follow-up visit if not previously scheduled.

Office Visit

The first Post Operative visit will be scheduled in the office the following week.   At that time, your sutures will be removed, exercises reviewed Return to work, disability papers and school notes will be completed if necessary.  Please fill out all the personal information on your disability forms so that we can complete our section.  Physical therapy will be prescribed for those who need a formal program.

Please call the office if you have any questions or concerns.  Drainage on the dressings is expected.  If you have a temperature greater that 100.5 or difficulty voiding or shortness of  breath, please let us know immediately.

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This information is provided by Orthopedic Spine and Sport Medicine Center as basic information about a specific orthopedic topic. It is not intended as a personal reply to your specific questions or concerns. It is hoped that the contents of this instruction will help you understand the nature of your orthopedic problem and the possibilities of treatment. The final decision regarding treatment, however, must take into account the possibilities of outcomes and complications and should be made only after consideration and further discussion with your physician. For more information, please contact Orthopedic Spine and Sports Medicine Center at 201-587-1111.



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