What is Meniscus repairs surgery?

A meniscus repair is a surgical procedure used to repair or removal of the medial/lateral meniscus by stitching the torn pieces together.

When to Start Physiotherapy?

Rehabilitation may begin 3-5 days post operatively.

Physiotherapy for Pre meniscus repair surgery

  • Pain relief treatments such as heat therapy, ice therapy, ultrasound therapy
  • Strengthening knee to prepare you for your post-operative rehabilitation

Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation for Post meniscus repair surgery

  • Reduce pain and swelling such as using ultrasound, ice therapy and bioptron.
  • Mobilization of the knee (tibiofemoral) and kneecap (patellofemoral) joints
  • Soft tissue massage to reduce stiffness of the knee
  • Knee stretching
  • Normalize knee range of motion and muscle lengths
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises of the lower limb eg. Quadriceps, hamstrings,calves, pelvis and hip muscles. Progression from basic non weight bearing exercises to advance weight bearing exercises.
  • Knee control, stability and proprioception
  • Back to sports specific training

Physiotherapy may take as long as 6 months to a year to get full range of hip/knee movement, full strength or back to sports, depending on individual condition, motivation and medical fitness.

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