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How Should I Prepare for Knee Surgery?

By    |   Monday, 16 March 2015 04:47 PM

Question: I have knee surgery scheduled for next month (meniscus) and am wondering if there is anything I should do to prepare? Any diet that will help my recovery, or light exercise?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:  
Knee surgery comes in many forms. Minimally invasive surgery by arthroscopy usually requires little or no preparation — beyond abstaining from eating or drinking for some period anything prior to surgery.
Meniscal replacement or revision surgery requires you be fit and healthy enough to undergo general anesthesia, and it is wise to have a pre-op exam performed by your doctor to be sure your risk is minimized. Be sure to discuss all your medications and supplements with your doctor and ask if any medications need to be held prior to surgery.
Normally meniscal surgery is done to enable you to become more active again, so any exercise will need specific clearance form your orthopedic surgeon.

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