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2. Surgery Care

A.         You will return to the International Medical Unit after surgery.  You will need complete bed rest and should eat nothing for 6 -8 hours. A nurse will provide you with the "pressurized cold therapy system" and will help you to reduce swelling.

B.         After you resume your diet, raise the head of your bed to between 45 and 60 degrees. Only eat a small amount of a light diet the first 2 to 3 days after surgery. To prevent urinary tract infection make sure your water intake is 1500 to 2000 ml (cc) per day. 

C.         Do not put anything under the surgical site. You need bed rest the first 2 days after surgery. Remember to keep your knee straight.