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Can you do PT with a torn meniscus?

If you have a knee meniscus tear, you may benefit from a physical therapy exercise program to rehabilitate your knee. Working with a physical therapist (PT) can help you regain maximal knee range of motion and strength and can help you return to your normal optimal level of activity.

Do you need physical therapy after torn meniscus surgery?

Surgically removing the torn cartilage (a procedure called a meniscectomy) usually is a simple procedure that requires a course of physical therapy treatment following surgery. Many people are able to return to their previous level of activity, including sports, after approximately 4 months of treatment.

When should I start physical therapy after meniscus surgery?

Approximately 4 weeks after surgery, patients typically begin to perform higher level activities during physical therapy visits. With your physical therapist’s guidance at 4 to 6 weeks, you will begin the gradual transition back to your sport.

What is the best physical therapy for torn meniscus?

Meniscus Tear: Rehabilitation Exercises

  • Meniscus Tears.
  • Quad Sets.
  • Straight-Leg Raise to the Front.
  • Straight-Leg Raise to the Back.
  • Hamstring Curls.
  • Heel Raises.
  • Heel Dig Bridging.
  • Shallow Standing Knee Bends.

Does physical therapy hurt after meniscus surgery?

Recover with less pain Most patients will experience some discomfort after surgery. The therapists at Edge Therapy will get you back on your feet with as little pain as possible. If appropriate, your therapist may suggest ice, heat, ultrasound or e-stim.

Should I bend my knee after meniscus surgery?

Meniscus (cartilage) Repair patients cannot do twisting, pivoting, squatting, deep knee bends or impact activities for four months. It is vital that meniscus repair patients do not squat for at least four months after the repair.

When can you bend knee after meniscus surgery?

What is the rehabilitation protocol for meniscus repair?

Rehabilitation Protocol for Meniscus Repair This protocol is intended to guide clinicians and patients through the post-operative course for a meniscus repair. Specific intervention should be based on the needs of the individual and should consider exam findings and clinical decision making. If you have questions, contact the referring physician.

What is the protocol for cervical fusion surgery?

Protocol for Cervical Fusion Surgeries This should be divided into 3 phases primarily based on the post-surgical time frames. However, if patient cannot demonstrate tolerance to, or correct completion of program progression, phases may be prolonged as necessary. Please note that this protocol should not serve as a substitute for clinical judgement.

When to start weight bearing after a meniscal repair?

Weight bearing should be limited after meniscal repair, and progressed slowly over eight weeks to allow for biological healing. If the repair is in an area of sufficient vascularity and the fixation is stable, weight bearing is often allowed in fixed extension (brace locked in extension).

What to do after a cervical fusion surgery?

CERVICAL FUSION POST-SURGICAL REHABILITATION PROTOCOL POST-OP DAYS 1 – 30 • C-collar – Per surgeon, wear at night for comfort Sit in chair for all meals • Sit at 30+ minute intervals throughout the day • Posture education – Use lumbar roll when sitting • Pelvic tilts