Phase One: Preoperative Preperation and Operative Period
Rehabilitation begins before surgery in the pre-operative phase to ensure that the individual and their knee are ready for the operation.
Phase Two: Initial Post Op Phase
The aim of this phase is to regain the range of joint movement and to allow swelling in the knee to settle. The most important aim is to regain normal and full extension (straightening) of the knee.
Range of movement: full knee extension to 110 flexion
Minimal swelling in knee and around wound
Normal walking pattern
Good independent single leg balance control
Achieve full passive hyperextension
Phase Three: Proprioception Phase (Sensory Awareness)
The aim of this phase is to work on proprioceptive exercises. This stage is also important for developing core stability to help you progress to full active function. By the end of six weeks your knee should feel normal in activities of daily living.
Full range of movement including normal hyperextension
Minimal Swelling in knee
Full patella mobility
The NLR has been successfully gathering patient data since 2013, after it was launched at BASK.
There are currently:
Number of active users: 712
Number of Pathways: 12098
Total Number of Registered Patients: 11796
(includes patients awaiting surgery)