Rehabilitation is the programme of exercises and stretches undertaken in order to return the knee to as full a function as possible.
|Active assisted flexion - and early range of motion exercise||Step ups - an early strengthening exercise.||Hamstrings curl - a trunk strengthening exercise.|
Knee rehabilitation must be graduated
It is important to understand both the objectives of knee rehabilitation and the stages, so that the patient does not progress too fast and inflame the knee, or too slow and fail to regain range of motion.
Anterior cruciate ligament injury rehabilitation in athletes. Biomechanical considerations. Beynnon BD and Johnson RJ. Sports Med. 1996 Jul;22(1):54-64.