Postoperative rehabilitation is an important element in the successful treatment of multiligament knee injuries. A comprehensive postoperative rehabilitation program following multiligament reconstructions has been well described.41,42 A summary is provided in Table 56-4. The knee is placed in a hinged knee brace kept in full extension for the first 4 to 6 weeks. The patient is kept partially weight bearing. For the first 4 weeks, passive extension is emphasized and passive flexion is limited to 90 degrees. After 4 weeks, patients begin closed-chain quadriceps and hamstring exercises. After 6 weeks, the brace can be discontinued with good quadriceps control, and progressive open-chain strengthening and range-of-motion exercises are started. If sufficient motion and strength have been obtained, return to sports and heavy labor can be considered after 9 months.
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