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Arthroscopic Microfracture (Trochlea/Patella) Rehab Program

Phase 1: 0-6 Weeks

  • WBAT with crutches for comfort
  • Brace: locked 0° – 40° for weight bearing
  • ROM: CPM device 6-8 hrs per day. Begin at 1 cycle/min and 0° – 40°
  • Strengthening: passive stretching/exercises, quad/hamstring isometrics

Phase 2: 6-12 Weeks

  • FWB
  • No brace
  • ROM: full and pain-free
  • Strengthening: close-chained exercises, emphasizing patellofemoral program

Phase 3: 12+ Weeks

  • FWB w/ normal gait pattern
  • ROM: full
  • Strengthening: return to full activities, including cutting, pivoting, and jumping