Your surgeon will discuss the surgery with you in detail at your appointment. Please bring any x-rays, MRI scans or other investigations you have had done which may be relevant to your surgery, and a list of any medications that you are taking. Notify your surgeon if you have any abrasions or pimples around the knee.
Changes in your medications
You will be admitted to the hospital and asked a series of questions. An anaesthetist will discuss your past medical history and previous anaesthetics. The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic but the final decision rests with the anaesthetist.
Following surgery, you will wake up in recovery with your knee bandaged. Most patients will go home on the day of surgery, but some may require an overnight stay. You will require pain killers and may have crutches to go home with if required .You should make arrangements to get home, as you will not be able to drive.
You will be seen before you go home to explain the results of the operation. This will be further discussed at your follow up visit.