Download Post-Operative Rehabilitation Guidelines for Quadriceps or Patellar Tendonitis with BMAC

o-4 Weeks:

WBAT, Brace locked in extension all times except with therapy.


0-60º Weeks 2-4
0-90º Weeks 4-6

Patella mobilization
SLR supine with brace locked at 0 degrees, Quad Sets
Ankle Pumps

5-10 Weeks:

Unlock brace for ambulating. Wean from brace as tolerated. May
D/C crutches when gait normalized.
Normalize ROM. No limits.
Begin short crank ergometry and progress to
Standard (170mm) ergometry (if knee ROM > 115 degrees)
Advance quad strengthening
Mini Squats / Weight Shift

>11 Weeks:

Leg Press, Squats
Initiate running/jogging
Isotonic Knee Extensions (90-40 degrees, closed chain preferred)
Agility exercises (sport cord)
Versaclimber/Nordic Track
Normalize quad strength

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.