About the program:
This program is aimed at recovering from a meniscus removal.
You may start the program immediately after being discharged.
The goal of the program is to reduce pain and swelling, to properly restore knee joint mobility, restore the musculature, and prevent bad habits of avoidance or compensation.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
21 days of rehabilitation
65 different exercises
308 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Marin Benkin, MD, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Serdika Hospital
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
The menisci are two C shaped pieces of tissue located between the articulation surfaces of the knee joint, between the femur and the tibia. They are made up of a mixture of fiber and cartilage called... Learn more!
A partial or subtotal meniscectomy is performed in order to remove some part of the meniscus, which can vary depending on the type and extent of the injury. The procedure is done via arthroscopy and does not involve any other joint structures besides the meniscus. As a result, full mobility tends to recover rather quickly.
Any surgical procedure puts a stress on the body. In this case, the body perceives the meniscectomy as a blow to the knee, and responds with muscular atrophy – a weakness in the muscles surrounding the knee joint. Should the patient fail to follow the post-procedure instructions and resume working out too soon, this could lead to further pain and complications, as well as a reduced range of motion. The course of rehabilitation and returning to normal activity varies from patient to patient, but it typically lasts between 2 and 4 weeks.