Post Op Physiotherapy for Knee Arthroscopy

Following a knee arthroscopy- the physiotherapy that is required is:-

1) quadriceps and hamstring co-contraction exercises ( Straight leg, working on Quads and Hamstrings with knee straight, foot extended and leg externally rotated at hip)

2) VMO tracking exercises

3)Anti-inflammatory measures

4)Working on regaining a normal Gait pattern

This is important as the quadriceps can weaken/ waste quickly, which can leading to patella mal-tracking and secondary patello-femoral issues. We believe that is essential that all patients that undergo a knee arthroscopy should commence this as soon as possible.