The patient was instructed in torn knee cartilage/meniscectomy in the need to take shower with bactericidal soap. The patient was instructed that knee restoration is typically done on an outpatient basis but that more extensive repair may require a 1- to 2 day hospital stay. The patient was reviewed in the use of a hinged knee brace or knee immobilizer. The patient was recommended in the importance of the bandage applied to the knee and high support hose. The patient was encouraged in the importance of elevating the operational leg and applying ice bags to the working site to relieve inflammation.