My mom is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery next week. What will I have to do to help?

Be around... Before, to help allay anticipatory anxiety;, at surgery, so she sees your smiling face when awakens; and most importantly till she gets back on her feet and walks comfortably. All, along the way, she'll let you know --or you'll sense--what she needs.....And when she's ready to let you go.

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My mom is undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery next week. What happens in that kind of surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery. Two or three small incisions are made. A small fiber optic camera is inserted in the knee with small instruments. The damage in the knee is then corrected. The surgery is usually under one hour. Read more...

Two and a half weeks ago I had arthroscopic knee surgery, my knee still feels hot to the touch. Is that normal at this point?

NO. There are too many variables for you to "sit tight and wait it out". It is best to be safe and get checked out asap. Your surgeon is the best judge as to what is normal. He or his cover physician(s) are best suited to address your concerns. This is not an issue to wait for online response. Read more...
Inflammation. Hot implies inflammation. Increased warmth is common a couple weeks after surgery, but if accompanied by significant pain or redness, then an urgent evaluation is necessary to rule out an infection. Read more...
See surgeon! Obviously, this episode has passed. But when one is having postoperative problems, the best option is to go back to the surgeon who did the operation. Sometimes, there isn't time, and you have to go to the er. But the surgeon is responsible for you until you are fully recovered! follow your instructions, see the surgeon promptly if problems develop, and at the very least, call the doctor if so. Read more...

Had arthroscopic knee surgery 2 weeks ago now had excessive sweating and pain no fever?

Orthopedist. I think you should report this to the orthopedic surgeon who performed the arthroscopic procedure. Sweats can be caused by aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications and some pain or swelling may not be reflective of an infected joint. However I have concerns and strongly recommend that you be evaluated by your orthopedic surgeon. Read more...