What Happens during Recovery or Rehabilitation?
The time it takes to recover depends on the person. Knee Arthroscopy it is not an invasive surgery, so you will go home the same day you have the procedure. Recovery includes using an ice pack on your knee along with keeping it covered with a dressing. The ice minimizes your pain and reduces your swelling.
Once you are at home, have someone to care for your needs for the first day or so. You want to elevate your leg for one or two days to reduce your pain and swelling. You must change your knee dressing too. It will require to be clean in order to avoid any infection in the knee area.
Your surgeon or physician will provide more specific instructions on what you need to do and how long your recovery time may take. You will have a return visit with your surgeon to check the progress of your recovery two weeks after the procedure.
The last part of your recovery involves an exercise regimen. This exercise regimen will either be done at home or with a physical therapist. You must perform the exercises because they will restore your full range of motion. The exercise regimen will also strengthen your leg muscles. By completing the exercise regimen and proper aftercare, your prognosis should be outstanding.