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      Category : Health Centers > Bones, Joints, and Muscles

Knee Arthroscopy

Alternate Names : Diagnostic Knee Arthroscopy, Arthroscopic Knee Exploration

Knee Arthroscopy | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens right after the procedure?

After the procedure, the person is taken to a surgery recovery room. Mild discomfort may be felt, and this can be relieved with pain medicine. The person can begin taking fluids if no nausea is present. The affected knee should be elevated on a pillow. An ice pack can be used to decrease the swelling. The person can usually go home within a few hours.

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Knee Arthroscopy: Home Care and Complications

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 10/16/02

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