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Rehab Protocols

Arthroscopic Meniscectomy/Chondral Debridement

Phase I (Weeks 0-2)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated with crutches (for balance) x 24-48 hours – progress to WBAT
  • Range of Motion – AAROM -> AROM as tolerated
    • Goal: Immediate full range of motion
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quad and Hamstring sets
    • Heel slides
    • Co-contractions
    • Isometric adduction and abduction exercises
    • Straight-leg raises
    • Patellar mobilization 

Phase II (Weeks 2-4)

  • Weightbearing:  As tolerated
  • Range of Motion –  maintain full ROM – gentle passive stretching at end ranges
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Quadriceps and Hamstring strengthening
    • Lunges
    • Wall-sits
    • Balance exercises – Core work

Phase III (Weeks 4-6)

  • Weightbearing:  Full weightbearing
  • Range of Motion – Full/Painless ROM
  • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Leg press
    • Hamstring curls
    • Squats
    • Plyometric exercises
    • Endurance work
    • Return to athletic activity as tolerated

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Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, also known as Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, also provides sports medicine, physical therapy, pain management, interventional pain management, radiology, x-ray, ultrasound, cortisone injection, and PRP injections.

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