Meniscectomy

Post Operative Rehabilitation Protocol Arthroscopic Partial Medial or Lateral Meniscectomy
Below you will find our current rehabilitation guidelines for the post–operative arthroscopic partial medial and/or lateral meniscectomy patient.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Procedure

Weeks of Physical Therapy 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 Days/week 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Evaluate and Treat (according to protocol)

Phase I – Acute Phase

Goals

Weight bearing

Modalities

Therapeutic Exercise

Phase II – Internal Phase

Goals

Therapeutic exercise

Phase III – Advanced Activity Phase

Goals

Therapeutic Exercise

Criteria for discharge from skilled therapy

  1. Normal gait
  2. Pain free /full ROM
  3. LE strength at least 4+/5
  4. Independent with home program
  5. Normal balance and proprioception