The nurse is discharging a patient after undergoing a left knee arthroscopy. The patient understands the discharge instructions if he states the need to:

Notify the physician if site inflammation or fever develops.


• The patient should report signs and symptoms of infection, such as fever, swelling, and redness around the site

• The patient may ambulate after the procedure when leg sensation has returned. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least a few days

• The patient can resume a normal diet

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