The first 6 weeks is pretty dull from an exercise point of view as it is all about letting the knee heel. The clips below show about all I’ve been allowed to do so far. I started these the day after the op and although they were tough at first they’ve all got easier with time and hopefully hold me in good stead for post 6 weeks when I can put weight on start weight bearing.
Straight leg raises,
Passive knee bending – this is the most ‘painful’ as at first as it was really stiff and quite painful but as time as gone on it has eased and now I’m at 90 degrees.
Patella mobilisation – this is probably the weirdest one as at first it is difficult to locate your kneecap as the knee is so swelled and the movement leads to a weird sensation around the scar.