Recovery Room After your operation, you will be taken directly to the recovery room. Your blood pressure, breathing and heart rate will be checked frequently.
Please inform the nurse if you are feeling nauseous or experiencing any pain, so that medication could be given to relieve your discomfort.
When you are awake and your blood pressure and pulse have stabilised, you will be transferred to the ward.
At the ward, the nurses will check your blood pressure and pulse closely for the first few hours.
Relief of Post-Surgery Discomfort Some level of discomfort is to be expected after the surgery. You will be given medications to help relieve any pain, as well as to help you recover from the operation.
DietDrinks will be served when you have recovered from the effects of the anaesthesia. You will be able to resume your normal diet subsequently if there is no complaint of nausea or vomiting.
As you need to rest in bed for at least a day, you will require a bedpan or urinal for elimination purposes.
Rehabilitation after Surgery
You will be taught some exercises and how to manage your brace after surgery.
Your surgeon and physiotherapist will discuss with you the rehabilitation plan, as you may or may not be allowed to bear weight on your operated knee.
Length of StayThe average length of stay for patients undergoing surgery for ACL reconstruction is two to three days. However, the length of stay may vary with each individual.
The following discharge instructions will help you to take care of yourself during your recuperation at home.
When to consult the doctor
Follow Up Appointment
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