13 doctors weighed in:

What can you do at home after knee arthroscopy ?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: Thigh/calf exercises

Routine knee arthroscopy to address common injuries such as mensical tears and cartilage lesions generally allow for several basic activities geared to help prevent postoperative complications.
Performing thigh muscle contractions via a straight leg raise (knee kept straight) helps prevent loss of extension and helps prepare for ambulation. Calf pumping exercises help prevent blood clots (dvt).

In brief: Thigh/calf exercises

Routine knee arthroscopy to address common injuries such as mensical tears and cartilage lesions generally allow for several basic activities geared to help prevent postoperative complications.
Performing thigh muscle contractions via a straight leg raise (knee kept straight) helps prevent loss of extension and helps prepare for ambulation. Calf pumping exercises help prevent blood clots (dvt).
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Thank
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Home exercises

There are simple exercises to do after knee arthroscopy at home.
These can be found on the internet. You can work on range of motion of your knee, do straight leg raises, and quadriceps isometric contractions.

In brief: Home exercises

There are simple exercises to do after knee arthroscopy at home.
These can be found on the internet. You can work on range of motion of your knee, do straight leg raises, and quadriceps isometric contractions.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Thank
Dr. Robert Meislin
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy exercises include closed chain exercises such as stationary cycling, and basic quadriceps exercises such as straight leg raises, quad sets and patellar mobilizations; short arc quads can also be initiated.

In brief: Knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy exercises include closed chain exercises such as stationary cycling, and basic quadriceps exercises such as straight leg raises, quad sets and patellar mobilizations; short arc quads can also be initiated.
Dr. Robert Meislin
Dr. Robert Meislin
Thank
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Work on motion

I usually don't prescribe pt for a simple knee arthroscopy.
Usually a stationary bike is sufficient to help with achieving good range of motion.

In brief: Work on motion

I usually don't prescribe pt for a simple knee arthroscopy.
Usually a stationary bike is sufficient to help with achieving good range of motion.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified, Family Medicine
384K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors