Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Physical therapy-Yes. Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon.

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I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and I'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left? Can I make it as strong as my left

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 issue then yes you can rehab. Read more...
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 week. Read more...
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. Read more...

Why do I need physical therapy before my knee surgery?

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 ahead after the surgery and the rebuilding of the knee function. Read more...
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 surgeon may suggest formalized physical therapy to assist in these exercise progressions. Read more...

My sister had arthoscopic knee surgery one week ago. What should the expectation be for recovery and physical therapy?

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 to reconstruct a ligament injury may involve many weeks of formal therapy and months of strengthening and recovery. Read more...

How long after ACL knee surgery do I need physical therapy?

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 training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation. Read more...
Depends. That depends on your doctor's preference. Most surgeons recommend starting home exercises soon after surgery, and typically physical therapy begins within the first two weeks and can last for 3-6 months after surgery. Read more...

Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?

Surgery is an option. Plica syndrome is common and can be quite a problem. Therapy is a reasonable start. If therapy and NSAID haven't helped, an injection would be the next best option. If that fails to relieve your pain, an arthroscopic surgery is reasonable. Read more...
Possibly. Surgery is possible. But make sure that you're being treated by a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who can make an accurate diagnosis. Read more...

My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. I already had one surgery. I've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. What can I do next.?

See details. This is a tough one as you want to avoid repeated arthroscopic procedures. However, locking is a concern. I would suggest an orthopedic reevaluation and a new MRI to start. You can always get more than one opinion. . Read more...