May 18, 2007

Let the Rehab Begin!

It's been about 36 hours since my surgery, and I feel good (I'm sure the drugs are helping). As a lot of you know, focus of the rehab is to get the knee working right away.

The CPM machine is great. It works the knee (flexion and extension) passively, and allows me to gradually increase the range of motion to the desired goal. My surgeon has set my goal is to at -5 for the extension and 90 for the flexion within one week (this is lower than some goals because I also had a meniscus repair). I'm only on my 4th session and am already at -5 and 50.

There are some other strength exercises they also want me to do (with brace on) and I will start these today.

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