Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Highly recommend that the patient obtains quadriceps rehabilitation equipment for home or office. Available are inexpensive leg press machines that can be utilized numerous times per day just as performed by amateur and professional athletes, enabling to build as quickly as possible to needed quadriceps strengthening to advance activity level.

Postoperatively the skin heals in 12 days, the transferred tendons heal to their tibial and femoral tunnels in in 6-8 weeks for which time partial weightbearing with both crutches is suggested not to exceed the fixation strength of screws, pins, and staples.

Also Immediately began on flexibility exercises with floor slides, assisted flexion, gravity assisted extension, and chair slides. At 8 weeks in conjunction using using a derotational brace, weaning from crutches is permitted if there is adequate quadriceps strength to prevent a fall. The graft is significantly matured at 16 weeks to start progressive impact, jogging, and advancing in drills and skills of the desired sports.