After the procedure you will be moved to a recovery room. In this room you will be with other post-operative patients and healthcare providers will be available to assist you with any problems or concerns. You will be kept here until your healthcare providers feel that you are recovered enough to go home, usually this is within 1-2 hours.
After knee surgery, it is common to feel pain in your knee. Pain medicine will be given to help relieve this. Swelling of the knee is also very common, because of the fluid used during the surgery.
It is also common to shiver after receiving general anesthesia. If this happens your healthcare providers can give you medication that will stop the shivering. Warm blankets are also available to comfort you.
Some patients experience nausea after their procedure, which can be related to the medications used. This should not last long.
Remember that your healthcare provider wants you to recover without any problems. So be sure to report anything that does not feel normal or "right."