Category Archives: Post-surgical Rehabilitation

Meniscal Tear

The meniscal tear is a common injury. It can affect athletes who play individuals and team sports. It's also common in people who have jobs that require lots of squatting, such as plumbers or coal miners. Your physical therapist can help you manage the injury and, if surgery is required, can help you prepare for…
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the knee commonly affecting soccer players, basketball players, skiers, gymnasts, and other athletes. About 70% of ACL tears are the result of non-contact injuries; 30% are the result of direct contact (player-to-player, player-to-object). Women are 4-6 times more likely than men to experience an ACL…
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Total Knee Replacement

What is a Total Knee Replacement (TKR)? A total knee replacement (TKR) involves removing the ends of the bones at the knee joint (the tibia, sometimes called “shin bone”) and the femur (thigh bone) and replacing them with artificial parts. Replacement parts consist of a metal cap placed on the end of the femur and…
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Ostoarthritis of the knee

What is Osteoarthritis of Knee? Osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA) is a progressive disease causing inflammation and degeneration of the knee joint that worsens over time. It affects the entire joint, including bone, cartilage, ligament, and muscle. Its progression is influenced by age, body mass index (BMI), bone structure, genetics, strength, and activity level.…
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Osteoarthritis of the hip

What is Osteoarthritis of the Hip? Hip osteoarthritis is inflammation of the hip joint, a condition that is more likely to develop as people age. Osteoarthritis results when injury or inflammation in a joint causes the soft, shock-absorbing cartilage that lines and cushions the joint surfaces to break down. When the cartilage is damaged, the…
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Post Surgical Rehab

Many patients need physical therapy after orthopedic surgery to regain total function. Some examples of types of  surgeries that need rehab and physical therapy intervention are: ACL repair, Meniscus repair, Meniscectomy, Total  knee replacement, Rotator cuff repair, Bankart Procedure, Total Shoulder replacement, and many others. Based on the  surgery and your surgeons specific protocol we…
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