Exercises After Knee Surgery

In this knee joint arthroscopy surgery, physiotherapist required using methods progress to restore the patient’s normal activities. Patients are encouraged to twice the exercise in each day, the exact time that is chosen is the morning and afternoon. Also recommended to use ice/ice packs for 15 minutes after doing exercises on the knee joint. Exercises after knee surgery in OPD (Out Patient Discharge) given 3 days after surgery. Here the role of the physiotherapist is needed by patients, especially in the treatment of pain, reduction of swelling and the addition of a wide range of motion.

exercises after knee surgery,

Examination and evaluation should be appropriate for the purposes of therapeutic progress, educating patients about the transfer and ambulation are also important (especially the use of tools/crutches) because it involves the daily activities of patients / ADL. After the stitching is opened approximately 14 days post-surgery, the physiotherapist can add exercises after knee surgery full ROM (fleksion and extension) and combine with static bycicle. Exercise in water / hidrotherapy highly recommended for accelerated recovery as well. Balance exercises were gradually given 4 weeks after surgery.

Here are some exercises after knee surgery you can do at home patients:

  1. Static Contraction

  1. Position: Sleep on your back, relax and the mind focused on the knee joint

  2. Movement: contract your quadriceps muscles (quadriceps) without any change in motion and then hold for 5 seconds then relax

  3. Intensity: Movement repeated 8-10 times

  4. Physiotherapist: Checking contraction by inspection and palpation. Movement is said to be true when the movement of the patella.

  1. Straight Leg Raising

  1. Position: Sleep on your back and relax

  2. Movement: Lift leg (lower limb straight position) to 45 degrees then hold to 5 seconds continue to relax

  3. Intensity: Movement repeated 8-10 times

  4. Physiotherapist: to check whether the movement occurred right at a 45 degree or not and justify the position of the feet for optimal contraction.

  1. Wall Slide

  1. Position: Stand up and attached to the wall

  2. Movement: bend and straighten the knee (flexion and extension).

  3. Intensity: The movement is repeated up to 15 times

  4. Physiotherapist: Inspection and assessment movement going on.

  1. Hip Abduction

  1. Position: Lying on your side (side lying)

  2. Movement: Lift your thighs laterally then hold the movement for 5 seconds then relax.

  3. Intensity: Movement repeated 8-10 times

  4. Physiotherapy: Inspection of the movement and position movement.

  1. Hip Adduction

  1. Position: In contrast to the position adduction

  2. Movement: Lift your thighs laterally in and hold for 5 seconds and then to the starting position

  3. Intensity: Movement repeated 8-10 times

  4. Physiotherapists: inspection of the patient’s position and movement going.

  1. Extension Hip

  1. Position: Sleeping on his stomach and relaxes

  2. Movement: Lift your thighs and upper (lower limb straight position)

  3. Intensity: Movement repeated 8-10 times

  4. Physiotherapists: Inspection of the patient’s position and movement going

  5. Note all the movements are done with his feet dorsi flexion except the wall-slide motion.

home exercises post op total hip