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Knee Ligament Reconstruction


A large proportion of our workload and an area we specialise in is the rehabilitation of patients who have recently had ligament reconstructions performed mainly by three orthopaedic surgeons; Mr Geutjens, Mr Straw and Mr Bhangoo, who are predominately based at the Royal Derby hospital.


Our rehabilitation protocols have been devised in conjunction with the orthopaedic surgeons to ensure the patients are receiving the best possible care after surgery.


Get information on protocols, patient information, exercises and related exercise videos for each area of knee ligament reconstruction.

ACL hamstring


Protocols

Patient information


Post Operation Exercises


Post Operation Exercise Videos

Watch video demonstrations of each exercise on your exercise sheet:


Exercise 1. Seated knee flexion


Exercise 2. Static quads


Exercise 3. Straight leg raise


Exercise 4. Passive knee extension

ACL patella


Protocols


Patient Information


Post Operation Exercises

Post Operation Exercise Videos

Watch video demonstrations of each exercise on your exercise sheet:


Exercise 1. Seated knee flexion


Exercise 2. Static quads


Exercise 3. Straight leg raise


Exercise 4. Passive knee extension

ACL meniscal repair

Protocols

Patient Information


Post Operation Exercises


Post Operation Exercise Videos

Watch video demonstrations of each exercise on your exercise sheet:


Exercise 1. Seated knee flexion


Exercise 2. Static quads


Exercise 3. Straight leg raise


Exercise 4. Passive knee extension

Medial/lateral colateral ligament (MCL)

Protocols


Patient Information


Post Operation Exercises


Post Operation Exercise Videos

Watch video demonstrations of each exercise on your exercise sheet:


Exercise 1. Seated knee flexion


Exercise 2. Static quads


Exercise 3. Straight leg raise


Exercise 4. Passive knee extension

Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL)

Protocols

Patient Information

Post Operation Exercises

Post Operation Exercise Videos

Watch video demonstrations of each exercise on your exercise sheet:


Exercise 1. Seated knee flexion


Exercise 2. Static quads


Exercise 3. Straight leg raise


Exercise 4. Passive knee extension

Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)


Protocols


Patient Information

Post Operation Exercises


Post Operation Exercise Videos

Exercise 1. Passive knee Flexion

Exercise 2. Static quads

Exercise 3. Straight leg raise

Posteromedial/lateral corner (PLC)

Protocols


Patient Information


Post Operation Exercises


Post Operation Exercise Videos


Seated knee flexion


Static quads


Straight leg raise


Passive knee extension

Quads or patella tendon repair

Return to sport

The return to sport protocol provides evidence based guidelines after ACL reconstruction. Progression is based on the individual demonstrating readiness to progress by achieving functional criteria rather than time alone. This protocol can be used for other ligament reconstructions but progression may be delayed depending on the amount of surgery the person has had done. 

Protocols

Return to sport video drills

The videos below are provided to help the clinician and individual with the later stages of rehabilitation. Time frames are suggested as a guide but people will progress at different rates through the rehabilitation programme.​ Please only move on to the next stage of exercises under direction from your physiotherapist because they will use some tests to see if your knee is ready for the loads that the new set of exercises will demand on your operated knee.


ACL video drills

Progressive impact exercises

Early agility and plymetrics

Advancing sport specific drills