Practice After Surgery

Postoperative rehabilitation

2-6 weeks

  • The first appointment at 2 weeks, the doctor will check the wound that it heals correctly and stitch off.
  • Range of motion exercise: the patient should have full flexion and extension in 6 weeks. Flexion is limited to 90 degree in the first 4 weeks after that you can fully flexed the knee.


  • Minisquat: Stand with your back against a wall, placing your feet about two feet out in front of you. Feet should be shoulder-distance apart. Bending your knees, slide your back down the wall until you see your knee is level with your toes and hold for 10 seconds.

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  • Straight leg raise: While lying, straight the knee and lifted the leg up and hold for 5 seconds for 20-30 times a day.

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  • Upstairs and Downstairs: When you go upstairs, you should step your normal leg first with the crutch but when go downstairs, you should step your operated leg with the crutch first and follow by the normal leg. You should hold the handrail every time to prevent the accident.

6-12 weeks

  • Range of motion: full flexion and extension.Muscle training: You can attend in the fitness or gym. Jogging, stationary bike, elliptical training, leg press, hamstring curls, lunges exercise
  • Full-weight bearing as tolerate, discontinue knee brace and axillary crutch.


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Stationary bike (30 min) Low resistance


Elliptical Workout(20 min)

Low resistance


Leg press (0-60 degree)


Hamstring curls


Lunges stretching

12-16 weeks

  • Range of motion: similar to the normal knee.
  • Core muscle exercise



  • Proprioceptive exercise



Lateral step


Single leg squat      



16-24 weeks

  • Increase intensity of training
  • You can start lightly return to play sport such as dribbling football and shooting basketball but not extreme or in the competition.
  • Run in zigzag configure or overturn in the short distance.