Why would someone need knee surgery?
What to expect after knee surgery:
Each surgery and surgeon may have differing protocols but physical therapy after knee surgery may begin anywhere between a few days to two weeks post operatively. The rehabilitation process will be different depending on the type of surgery as well as the timeline in returning to more advanced activities. For example, someone with a minor meniscus repair or removal may be able to return to running within a couple months whereas someone with an ACL reconstruction may take about 3.5-4 months as long as everything is recovering as expected.
Our team of physical therapists work one on one with each patient and the initial stages of therapy are more hands-on trying to regain normal mobility and decrease pain. As part of our post surgical recovery therapy, we educate our patients on all aspects of their recovery and work on exercise that progressively gets challenging week by week. We also make sure to assess weekly to make sure patients are meeting their markers before moving onto the next stages of their rehab. The great news is the majority of patients perform really well in physical therapy and return to doing what they love. If anything, they may be better than they were before their surgery at their overall performance!
What determines good outcomes after surgery?
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At the Training Room we take great pride in helping patients return to their best lives after knee surgery. Our intention with physical therapy after knee surgery is to help patients perform better than they did prior to their procedure. We are experts in post surgical rehabilitation and want to help you achieve your goals.