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Quad/Patellar Tendon Repair Rehab Program

Phase 1: 0-2 Weeks

  • TTWB (20% – 30%) with crutches and brace locked in full extension
  • Brace: locked in full extension except for exercises/PT and hygiene
  • ROM: PROM or AAROM from 0° – 30° only
  • Strengthening: isometric quad/hamstring/adductor/abductors, leg raises w/o knee motion, ankle theraband exercises

Phase 2: 2-6 Weeks

  • TTWB (20% – 30%) with crutches and brace locked in full extension
  • Brace: locked in full extension except for exercises/PT and hygiene
  • ROM: PROM or AAROM. May increase by 15°/week. Goal of 90° by 6 weeks
  • Strengthening: isometric quad/hamstring/adductor/abductors, leg raises w/o knee motion, ankle theraband exercises

Phase 3: 6+ Weeks

  • WBAT (wean from crutches)
  • Wean from brace
  • ROM: increase as tolerated to full
  • Strengthening: progress strengthening (low weight/high reps), stationary bike