Rehabilitation depends on three determining factors: Location of repaired defect, Size of lesion and state of the border (contained or not).
Controlling sheer stress and loading in the tibia femoral joint is undertaken by a variety of methods:
- Understanding of exact location of the repair and how it impinges on the opposing side and at what angles of knee bend.
- Minimising weight on the leg in the specific danger zone
- Controlling training to not overload the repair area, by knowing the geographical location
- Use of Closed Chain exercises initially, avoiding open chain exercises
- Achieve optimal proximal muscle control and avoidance of bad habits.