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Rehab for ACL and meniscus surgery -Week 7

February 22, 2012


Post-op Day 43-49 (Week 7) Routine schedule: Day 43: Massage, ROM, Proprioception, Strength, Day 44: Massage, ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 45: Massage, ROM, Upper body, Day 46: Massage, ROM, Proprioception, Strength, Day 47:  Massage, ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 48: Massage, ROM, Upper body, Day 49: Massage, ROM > The routine will stay similar for quite […]

Rehab for ACL and meniscus surgery -Week 6

February 13, 2012


I saw my surgeon at the end of the 6 week mark. So far, so good. My x-rays came back solid and I passed the Lachmann test. Both very good signs. I was concerned about some popping I was having in the knee, but other people who had the surgery, as well as my surgeon, […]

ACL and meniscus surgery physical therapy- Week 5

February 6, 2012


Post-op Day 29-35 (Week 5) Routine schedule: Day 29: ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 30: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 31: ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 32: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 33 ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 34: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 35: ROM   Crutches -Eliminated   Bracing -Only while sleeping to insure I don’t bend my leg […]

ACL and meniscus rehab days 22-28 (week 4)

January 26, 2012


Week 4 was a pretty quiet week. Not a whole lot changed from week 3. I used a little more weight and went a little bit longer on the elliptical. Also, the proprioception exercises got harder.   Post-op Day 22-28 (Week 4) Routine schedule: Day 22: ROM, Proprioception, Strength Day 23: ROM, Conditioning, Proprioception Day 24: ROM, Proprioception, […]

ACL and meniscus repair surgery physical therapy days 16-21 (week 3)

January 19, 2012


Week 3 was a big week. Definitely one of those “turning a corner” phases. Week 3 was the first time I got in the pool, first time on the elliptical for a meaningful duration, first time I added weight to the strengthening exercises, and the first time I walked! As I mentioned, days 11-14 got […]

ACL and meniscus repair rehab: Days 12-15

January 13, 2012


This was originally supposed to be days 11-14, however, I wasn’t able to see my surgeon until day 12. Thus, this turned into days 12-15. Day 12 brought about some big changes in the rehab. Most noticeably the ability to BEND MY DAMN LEG! I had some x-rays taken to examine the reconstruction and make […]

Reconstructive ACL and meniscus repair surgery: Physical therapy days 2-11

January 6, 2012


I’m now a couple weeks out from my reconstructive ACL and meniscus repair surgery. I wrote what I did the day of the surgery here. Next up is what days 2 through 11 looked like. The bold indicates something that changed from day 1. Changes include weight bearing as tolerated up to 50%, the inclusion […]