The therapeutic protocol for rehabilitation after surgical chondral lesion treatment of the knee

Ojoga, Florina; Gusita, Veronica
June 2009
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2009, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p141
Academic Journal
The success of a rehabilitation program after surgical treatment of the cartilage lesions of the knee depends on the process of healing and the correct application of surface forces on the joints during treatment. Although early recovery is important to obtain cartilage healing and restore joints mobility, muscle tone and functional ability, the therapeutic program must be graduated so that it won't slow down the joint healing. Therapeutic protocol's main objectives are to restore mobility, muscle tone and progressive increasing joint loading during walking. The rehabilitation program must include procedures which consist in controlling some unwanted complications such as pain, effusion, quadriceps inhibition or persistent extensor lag.


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