Rehabilitation protocols

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At Orthopaedic Specialists we recognise that any procedure you may have under the care of one of our consultants is only the start of your recovery. You will be given a clear programme of rehabilitation when you leave hospital or our care. This will include how you manage your wound site on return home, who to contact if you have any concerns, and the exercise programme you will need to undertake under the guidance of your physiotherapist.

These documents aim to give you an outline of what to expect and how long your recovery and rehabilitation might take. Everyone is different and your consultant and physiotherapist will be able to discuss your own situation in detail and when you might be able to get back to driving, work and exercise.

We are gradually adding these programmes to our website. Your consultant will provide you with the relevant rehabilitation programme for you.

They are divided into topics for ease of reference.

Knee

Arthroscopy (investigative) post-operative protocol download leaflet

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair post-operative protocol download leaflet
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction post-operative protocol download leaflet
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) & posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction post-operative protocol download leaflet
Post-op ACL reconstruction return to sport test instructions download leaflet

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) & posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction post-operative protocol download leaflet
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction surgery post-operative protocol download leaflet

ACL reconstruction & medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction surgery post-operative protocol download leaflet

High tibial osteotomy (HTO) post-operative protocol download leaflet

Distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) post-operative protocol download leaflet

Partial knee replacement (PKR) post-operative protocol download leaflet

Total knee replacement (TKA) post-operative protocol download leaflet

Hip

Total hip replacement (THA) post-operative protocol – download leaflet

Foot and ankle

What to expect after Achilles tendon repair –download leaflet
What to expect after ankle ligament reconstruction –download leaflet
What to expect after big toe fusion surgery – download leaflet
What to expect after bunion surgery – download leaflet
What to expect after flat foot surgery – download leaflet
What to expect after foot fusion surgery – download leaflet