How should I prepare for shoulder arthroscopy?

To prepare for shoulder arthroscopy:
  • Prepare your household so you can take care of your activities of daily living with the hand on the nonsurgery side.
  • Don't eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery.
  • Bring a large shirt that buttons up the front to wear home. You won't want to have to pull a shirt over your head.

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