Ask about your medications
Ask Dr. Rogerson's PA at your pre-op discussion whether or not you should take your routine prescription medications the morning of your surgery.
If deemed necessary, we will begin instruction on your knee exercise program or refer you to a qualified physical therapist prior to the surgery. We will also give an overview of the rehabilitation process after surgery. This will better prepare you for post-operative care.
Loose-fitting clothing is recommended. Please bring the following three pieces of information with you to the hospital: 1) Insurance, 2) A list of all your medications and dosages, and 3) a list of all your drug allergies.
Evening Before Surgery
Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery.
You may take your morning medications with a small sip of water only if you have been instructed to do so by Dr. Rogerson's PA. You will check in at patient registration in Stoughton Hospital.
Your vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, will be measured.
A clean hospital gown will be provided.
All jewelry, dentures, contact lenses, and nail polish must be removed.
An IV will be started to give you fluids and medication during and after the procedure.
Dr. Rogerson or a team member will meet you before your surgery just to say “Hi” and to answer your last minute questions.
Your knee will be scrubbed and shaved in preparation for surgery.
An anesthesiologist will discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used during your surgery.
Keep your leg elevated as much as possible for the first few days after surgery. Apply ice as recommended by your doctor to relieve swelling and pain.
You will leave the hospital with a dressing covering your knee. Keep your incisions clean and dry. Your surgeon will tell you when you can shower or bathe, and when you should change the dressing.
Your surgeon will see you in the office a few days after surgery to check your progress, review the surgical findings, and begin your postoperative treatment program
Most patients need crutches or other assistance after arthroscopic surgery. Your surgeon will tell you when it is safe to put weight on your foot and leg. If you have any questions about bearing weight, call your surgeon.
Your doctor will discuss with you when you may drive. This decision is based on a number of factors. Typically, patients are able to drive from 1 to 3 weeks after the procedure.
Your doctor will prescribe pain medication to help relieve discomfort following your surgery. He or she may also recommend medication such as aspirin to lessen the risk of blood clots.
Exercises to Strengthen Your Knee
You should exercise your knee regularly for several weeks after surgery. This will restore motion and strengthen the muscles of your leg and knee. Therapeutic exercise will play an important role in how well you recover. A formal physical therapy program may improve your final result.
Bursae are small, jelly-like sacs that are located throughout the body, including around the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and heel. They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction.
Pes anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located between the shinbone (tibia) and three tendons of the hamstring muscle at the inside of the knee.