The Importance of Correct Postoperative Rehabilitation
The main principle in the rehabilitation process is to avoid impact loading and twisting or shearing forces for a minimum of 3 months following surgery as this may damage the repair and prevent growth and maturing of the new healing surface.
To get the maximum benefit from MACI, you should adhere to this detailed and specific rehabilitation programme. This will cover the stages of progressive weight-bearing, range of motion exercises, and muscle strengthening exercises which commence as early as the day after surgery. Rehabilitation is half the battle – allow the new repaired surface to grow without damaging it!