Initial Post Op Phase – First 2 Weeks
Aim The aim of this phase is to regain the range of joint movement and to allow swelling in the knee to settle. The most important aim is to regain normal and full extension (straightening) of the knee. After seeing the physiotherapist on the ward the next appointment is usually one week following surgery to add in extra exercises.
2 Week Review Goals
Range of movement: full knee extension to 1100 flexion
Minimal swelling in knee and around wound
Normal walking pattern
Independent leg control