Meniscus Repair Protocol
Keys to a Successful Outcome
Brace should be locked in full extension for the first post-op week.
Ice should be used liberally for the first two weeks
Only toe-touch weight-bearing is allowed for the first 4 weeks.
*Off for exercises and hygiene
**Twice-a-day, without brace, perform an "edge of bed dangle" and allow gravity only to bend the knee back as tolerated, but no more than 90 degrees. Keep bent for 1-5 minutes for a good stretch. Straighten the knee on your own once time is up, relax for a bit then bend again if desired.
***Toe-touch WB with brace locked in extension. Crutches used for gait.