This protocol is a general guide to meniscus repair rehabilitation. Rehabilitation after a meniscectomy (cutting out meniscus) is different. The time scales are an approximate guide and may be altered depending on various factors such as pain, swelling and muscle control. Pain along the repair site is relatively common for up to 4 months postoperatively and should not prevent participation in rehabilitation. The patient’s management should be tailored to meet individual objectives.
Rehabilitation aims to protect the repair in the early stages and to maximise the range of motion, strength and function.
Please check the post-operative note for any variation in management.