What is included in postoperative rehabilitation following excision of cystic lesions of the knee?

Updated: Dec 29, 2018
  • Author: David M Gonzalez, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD  more...
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Postoperative rehabilitation is similar after excisions of all knee cysts. After surgery, the patient is placed in a knee immobilizer for comfort. Isometric exercises are begun on day 1, as are straight-leg raises. Weight bearing in the knee immobilizer as tolerated is allowed. Knee range-of-motion exercises are begun in the first few days after surgery as soon as the wound is stable and postoperative inflammation begins to subside.


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