This protocol is a general guide to rehabilitation. The time scales are an approximate guide and may be altered depending on various factors such as pain, swelling and control. Pain and swelling are very common for up to 6 months postoperatively and should be factored into rehabilitation. The patient’s management should be tailored to meet individual objectives. Re-education of activity with a stable patella is vital before progression.
Please check the post-operative notes for any variation as operation not often performed in isolation.
Clinic review at 2/52 for removal of sutures if local patient, if not see at 6/52.
Exercises need to be tailored to their functional aim. Many patients are still experiencing swelling and pain at this stage so should not be progressed too quickly.
Clinic review at 3/12 and X-rays.
2/52, 12/52, 12/12