Download Meniscal Repair (Inside Out) Rehab Protocol

0-2 Weeks:

  • TDWB (Touch Down Weight Bearing) in brace in extension with crutches
  • Brace in extension for sleeping 0-2 wks
  • Active/Passive ROM 0-90 degrees
  • Quad sets, SLR, Heel Slides
  • Patellar Mobilizaton

2-4 Weeks:

  • Advance to FWBAT (Full Weight Bearing As Tolerated)
  • May unlock brace
  • Progress with ROM until full
  • No weight bearing with knee flexion past 90 degrees

4-8 Weeks:

  • WBAT (Weight Bearing As Tolerated) with brace unlocked
  • D/C brace when quad strength adequate (typically around 4 weeks)
  • D/C crutches when gait normalized
  • Wall sits to 90 degrees

8-12 Weeks:

  • WBAT without brace
  • Full ROM
  • Progress with closed chain exercises
  • Lunges from 0-90 degrees
  • Leg press 0-90 degrees
  • Proprioception exercises
  • Begin Stationary Bike

12-16 Weeks:

  • Progress Strengthening exercises
  • Single leg strengthening
  • Begin jogging and progress to running
  • Sports specific exercise

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.