• Begin with clear liquids and lighter foods (Jello, soups, etc.)
  • May progress to general diet as tolerated

Wound Care:

  • All bandages should be left in place for the first 24 hours following surgery unless otherwise specified. Dressings can be removed and changed the first day post op (next day after surgery). The white paper tapes (steri-strips) are to be left in place and waterproof bandages (band-aids) should be placed on top. It is normal for the knee to bleed and swell following surgery. If blood soaks onto the bandages, do not be alarmed, simply reinforce with additional dressings.
  • To avoid infection, keep incisions clean and dry. You may show