Full WBAT immediately (Weight Bearing As Tolerated)
Crutches for 24 – 48 hrs. D/C when gait normalizes.
Full Active/Passive ROM
SLR, Heel Slides, Quad Sets, Calf Pumps
Full Weight Bearing
Progress with ROM until full
Wall sits, Lunges, Balance Exercises
Closed Chain Quad Strengthening
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.
Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA is an orthopedic shoulder, knee and hip specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), nationally ranked as the best in orthopedics for 10 years by U.S. News & World Report. His academic credentials include undergrad at Columbia University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School, residency at HSS, and sports medicine fellowship training at world-renowned Rush University. Dr. Nwachukwu is a member of the HSS Hip Preservation Service team that brings together the expertise and experience of some of the best hip surgeons in New York City, NY and the USA. He is a professional sports Team Physician for New York Red Bulls and NBA Player’s Association; previously serving the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox.