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General points

• We use the phrase “as tolerated” to allow a level of activity safe for the repair: symptoms of pain, limp and swelling indicate that too much is being done. Activity levels should then be reduced temporarily.
• Ice should be applied to the knee for 10 – 15 minutes following each exercise session to help reduce swelling.
• The decision to return to sport is based on a joint decision with the surgeon, physiotherapist and trainer as necessary and is based on appropriate testing.
• The timings and exercises are to given as guidelines – some programs can be faster or slower – this is dependent on various factors, from the demands of the patient to the size of the area repaired, and the availability of rehab facilities.

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