CartiOne Articular Cartilage Repair : POST-OPERATIVE REHABILITATION

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Femoral and Tibial Defects

 

Week 1

Week 2-6

After week 6

Weight bearing

Non- weight bearing

Non- weight bearing

Gently commence weight bearing to achieve full weight bearing over 2 weeks

Mobilisation

TROM

First 48h 0

After 48h 0-60

 

TROM

Week 2 0-60

Week 3-4 0-90

Week 5-6 0-120

Free movement

(as pain allows)

 

 

Walking, sport

Gentle mobilisation

Swimming

After 8 weeks:static bike without resistance

After 6 months:Light jogging

After 12 months:Skiing

After 12-18 months: contact sports

Patella and trochlear defects

 

Week 1

Week 2-6

After week 6

Weight bearing

Non- weight

bearing

Non- weight

bearing

Gently commence weight bearing to achieve full weight bearing over 2 weeks

Mobilisation

TROM

First 48h 0

After 48h 0-30

 

TROM

Week 2 0-30

Week 3-4 0-60

Week 5-6 0-90

Free movement

(as pain allows)