Microfracture surgery and physical therapy - Optimize Physical Therapy & Performance I Las Vegas I Henderson

Microfracture surgery and physical therapy

If you undergo microfracture surgery on your knee you may benefit from the services of a physical therapist who can help you to recover fully. The foundation of your rehabilitation program after knee microfracture surgery must be based on exercises. active and passive exercises can make sure that muscles that support  your knee are working properly by this way you can quickly return to your previous level of function your physical therapist will work with you after knee microfracture surgery to improve your knee range of motion strength and overall function your physical therapist may also provide you different strategies to decrease pain and swelling and help you to return to normal life as soon as you can

After microfracture surgery, you may benefit from physical therapy for rehabilitation. Your physical therapist (PT) will work with you after knee microfracture surgery to improve your knee range of motion, strength, and overall function. Your PT can provide strategies to decrease pain and swelling and help you return to normal walking and running. Some of the exercises are

Range of motion

Maintaining a proper knee range of motion is a priority after knee microsurgery. After surgery motion of knee joint helps to keep joining surface gliding and sliding on each other the gentle motion keeps the joint surface smooth and provide stimulation to healing cartilage clot your physical therapist may suggest you use a continuous passive motion machine after microfracture surgery this machine rhythmically bend and straighten your knee while you simply lie down on your back

For the first few weeks, the CPM will only band your knee for about 40 to 50 degrees after four weeks knee should be bending 90 degrees the physical therapist may prescribe the heel slide exercise to gently increase range of motion here is how to perform this

  •  Lie on your backside and keep a towel under your heel
  • Slowly pull your heel towards your hips and allow your knee to bent
  • Stop when you feel a slight stretch
  • Don’t force yourself to the limit that it becomes painful
  • Hold this for a second and then straighten your leg
  • If this exercise causes significant pain stop immediately and ask your physical therapist

Improving range of motion is one of the most essential exercises for microfracture surgery but several other essential exercises are nearly impossible to discuss in one article so we will discuss these exercises afterward.
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