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Physical therapy after arthroscopic knee surgery

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Schwartz
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Quite variable: This will depend upon what type of surgery you had. Simple procedures such as a partial meniscectomy may require no therapy at all, whereas surgery t... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Possibly: It all depends on what kind of knee surgery you had back then. Was the cartilage injured, was there a meniscal tear, etc. If it is just a strength is... Read More
Dr. Patrick Brandner
Orthopedic Surgery 48 years experience
Quad rehab: Short arc quad rehab using light weight and many reps (35 - 50). At least once a week at this amount. Ideally, exercises should be done three times a ... Read More
Dr. David Graybill
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Persistance: I agree with short arc quads exercise but would do them daily, also working on an eliptical both foreward and in reverse, and biking may help.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Strengthening: You want to have as much muscle mass and strength prior to surger as possible. You also want as much joint mobility as possible. Thise will put you... Read More
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Prehab: The most important focus of the "pre-hab" stage prior to surgery is on your range of motion, quadriceps strength and hamstring flexibility. Your surge... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed p... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
About 3 months: Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery. The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait train... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Team approach: PT, persona; trainer, collaboration with your orthopedic surgeon and/or pain management.
A female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Physical therapy is the best way to speed up your recovery after arthroscopy. The muscles around the knee are very prone to weakening because of the p... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
PT Can Be Helpful: Physical therapy can help the patient recover full range of motion, help decrease scar tissue that may be causing pain and limiting motion and help no... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: I would sure be seen, especially if you have not had problems with shortness of breath before. It could be as simple as a little fluid overload from ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Physical therapy ++: You'll certainly need to build up the muscles that attach to the knee (quads, hamstrings, calf muscles etc), and do a lot of specified therapy by a we... Read More

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