This Primer will help you to understand what your rehabilitation team are trying to achieve.

Rehabilitation of the knee is not always a 'straight line' process. Things may improve, and then seem to go backwards. Things may go well, and then a stumble and fall may set the whole process back. If you can understand where you are currently fitting into the continuum of rehabilitation, then you will know what is appropriate for you.

First published in 2016, and reviewed August 2023 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)


FIRST PART: Immediate phase of the Rehab Cycle - the 'wounded' knee