Root repair
REHABILITATION PROTOCOL

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POST OPERATIVE TIME 0-21
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22-35
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36-42
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Activities of daily living
50% weight bearing
(see video)
true true true
Full weight bearing false false false
Squatting with weight on surgical leg false false false
Showering true true true
Bath / Hot tub / Sauna false true true
Range-of-motion goals
0°-90° true true true
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Patella mobilization
true true true
Stretching
Hamstring true true true
Gastric-soleus true true true
Iliotibial band true true true
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Strengthening false false false
Active knee extension true true true
Quadriceps isometrics true true true
Straight leg raises true true true
Open-chain strengthening:
Knee extension quadriceps 0°-90° false false true
Knee flexion hamstrings 0°-90° false false true
Multi-hip false false true
Hip abduction-adduction false false true
Closed-chain chain:
Calf raises with knee in extension true true true
Wall sits false false false
Squats false false false
Lunges false false 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 true true
Swimming - freestyle false false false
Aquatic program false false false
Bike (stationary) false false false
Stair climbing machine false false false
Ski machine false false false
Running: straight - ease in SLOWLY arrow4 arrow4 arrow4
Cutting false false false
Lateral carioca false false false
Figure 8s false false false
Full sports at 6-12 months
depending on strength
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weeks
9-12
weeks
4
months
5
months
6-12
months
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      He is the founder of Ceterix® Orthopaedics and the inventor of the NovoStitch® Pro Meniscal Repair System, which was acquired by a large medical device company called Smith & Nephew in 2019.

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