The nurse is discharging a patient who underwent a left knee arthroscopy. The patient understands the discharge instructions if the patient states the need to:


• 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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