Download Post-Operative Guidelines for
Femoral Condyle Microfracture Rehab Protocol

0-2 Weeks:

  • Strict TDWB with crutches
  • Brace locked in full extension
  • Quad sets, Patellar mobilization
  • Ankle Pumps

2-6 Weeks:

  • Advance to full WBAT by 4-6wks
  • D/C crutches when gait normalized
  • Begin Active ROM as tolerated.
  • SLR, Closed Chain Quad Strengthening

8-12 Weeks:

  • Progressive Strengthening
  • Begin stationary bike

12 Weeks:

  • Begin jogging and advance to running
  • Progressive Active strengthening
  • Begin sports specific exercises

16 Weeks:

  • Return to all activities including cutting/pivoting sports

Please note that these instructions are general guidelines to be followed; however, any written or verbal instructions provided by Dr. Nwachukwu supersede the instructions below and should be followed.