MISHA with meniscus repair
protocol

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Activities of daily living
Walking true
Squatting with weight on surgical leg
(do not put weight on it when it’s bent more than 45 degrees)
false
Showering true
Bath / Hot tub / Sauna false
Range-of-motion goals
0°-90° true
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Patella mobilization
true
Stretching
Hamstring true
Gastric-soleus true
Iliotibial band true
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Strengthening false
Active knee extension true
Quadriceps isometrics true
Straight leg raises true
Open-chain strengthening:
Knee extension quadriceps 0°-90° false
Knee flexion hamstrings 0°-90° false
Multi-hip false
Hip abduction-adduction false
Closed-chain chain:
Calf raises with knee in extension true
Wall sits false
Squats false
Lunges false
Balance/proprioceptive training
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Mini-trampoline
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Plyometrics
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Conditioning
Upper body ergometer (optional) true
Swimming - freestyle false
Aquatic program false
Bike (stationary) false
Stair climbing machine false
Ski machine false
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Cutting false
Lateral carioca false
Figure 8s false
Full sports at 6-12 months
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11-35
days
36-42
days
7-8
weeks
9-12
weeks
4
months
5
months
6-12
months
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