This protocol is intended to be a general outline only. The physician reserves the right to either advance or delay this protocol as deemed necessary. If so, this should be done by direct communication with the therapist, or in writing on the therapy referral form given to the patient on the day of surgery.

Weeks 0 – 6 Post-Op

General Guidelines
Patient seen 1-2x/week as needed.
Precautions: Patient is NWB during this period.
Goals: Decrease pain, allow healing, PROM to 110 degrees

  • NWB’ing with T-ROM brace locked in extension

  • T-ROM can be removed for ROM / physical therapy sessions

  • CPM to begin Post-Op Day One: 0-45 degrees for 2 hrs BID or TID.

  • CPM can be increased 5-10 degrees per day as tolerated by patient.

  • Open-chain quad exercises (SLR’s, quad sets, etc.)

  • Open-chain hip strengthening

  • If warranted, provide patient with home e-stim unit to be used while doing quad sets.