The rehabilitation scheme is based on the latest findings of cruciate ligament research and the principles of training theory.
Please hand the rehabilitation brochure over to your physiotherapists and point out that this is not a cruciate ligament plasty.
Mobilisation is the core element of aftercare after a cruciate ligament rupture. The patients learn to stand up independently and to move with the surgically treated knee.
Subsequently, specific exercises are used to build up strength and improve muscular guidance in the knee joint.
Training of proprioception
Proprioception – the deep sensibility of the knee – is trained with exercises on the trampoline or balance board. They stimulate the nerves of the cruciate ligament to bridge the rupture site and resume their original function in the fine control of the muscles in the knee joint.
Rehabilitation phase of six to twelve months
For about four days after the surgery, the knee is held in the extended position by a splint. Afterwards the leg can be moved and bent again, depending on the individual complaints.
The rehabilitation phase takes about six to twelve months. During this time, the knee can be reintroduced to athletic stress. Inner healing takes time, and the healing process is individually different. After you have passed the Back to Sports test, you can return to your normal training routine. The test consists of four exercises that assess the strength and mobility of the knee.