Weeks 0 to 4
Protection of the post-surgical knee Restore normal knee extension Eliminate effusion (swelling) Restore leg control
The patient may gradually wean from two crutche ...
1st Week After Surgery:
Keep surgical dressing in place until follow up appointment and do not get wetElevate operative extremity above the level of the heart as often as possibleApply ice to the operative knee for 20 minutes at a time at least f ...