Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Flexibility, Training Preparation & Recovery

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
Jonas Lind
Member
 
Jonas Lind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 63
Default Post Op Rehab for Meniscus

So I'm having my medial meniscus operated on tomorrow. It looks like a partial rupture, about 1/3 is broken.
I've had the injury for about 2 years and it has had it ups and downs. Right now its actually pretty good and after alot of Squat Therapy, Mobility work and as of late heavy Back Squatting, I'm stronger than ever.
On the other hand - ROM is good but not 100% and I still have problems with the knee locking up. It also feels like I've reached a point where I just don't get any better. So, I'm having the operation in hope of being back to 100%

My rehab plan is to start as soon as possible trying to get the ROM back in the knee. Work on ankle and hip mobility. Squat Therapy leading up to weighted squats and finally a 4 week Starting Strength cycle getting back to where I am now.

How does that sound? Any ideas?
Jonas Lind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
Jonas Lind
Member
 
Jonas Lind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 63
Default

Turns out the injury was a bit worse than expected. About half of the meniscus was removed.
I was sent home with the doc saying "Do not remove bandage, just rest for 8-10 days, expect 6 months for recovery"

Surely that can't be the best way to start rehab?
Jonas Lind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2008, 05:38 AM   #3
Garrett Smith
Senior Member
 
Garrett Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 4,368
Default

Jonas,
Low intensity laser therapy ("cold" laser) would likely be of great help in both decreasing recovery time and reducing scar tissue formation. My patients usually note recovery time reduced by half.

No nightshades also cuts recovery time and reduces the pain.

Using mental imagery of your knee(s) going through various motions will be helpful until you can get to physical rehab.
__________________
Garrett Smith NMD CSCS BS, aka "Dr. G"
RepairRecoverRestore.com - Blood, Saliva, and Stool Testing
My radio show - The Path to Strength and Health
Garrett Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator