Frequently Asked Questions

A. Keep your dressing dry and intact. We will remove or change it when you come to the office. Some drainage will likely appear on your dressing. If the area appears to trickle please call the answering service.

A. Dr. Shadid will discuss this with you after surgery.

A. With any arthroscopy you may shower once sutures or staples have been removed. After we remove the dressing and any sutures or staples we will apply adhesive strips. Expect these to loosen and come off over a period of several days as the incision is healing. If you mu

A: Post-operative infections are rare but the signs are as follows:
  • Increased redness at the incision
  • Warmth and increased pain around incision
  • Pus or greenish drainage from incision
  • Body temperature over 101.5 o F

A. This depends on your surgery. Dr. Shadid will discuss this with you at your first post-op appointment.

A. When your surgery is scheduled, you will then choose a time for your first post-operative appointment which will likely be within 1-3 days following surgery.


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