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This is a brief overview of the activities that typically occur on your surgery day:

  1. You will be admitted to the hospital or surgery center.
  2. Your vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, will be measured.
  3. A clean hospital gown will be provided.
  4. All jewelry, dentures, contact lenses, and nail polish must be removed.
  5. An IV will be started to give you fluids and medication during and after the procedure.
  6. Your knee will be scrubbed and shaved in preparation for surgery.
  7. An anesthesia provider will discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used.
  8. Your surgeon will confirm and initial the correct surgical site.

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