Thank you so much for this post. I am 3 weeks post-op (patella tendon autograph w/ lateral meniscus repair). At Physical Therapy, I do the following in this order: 15-20 minutes on the stationary bike, quad sets - 3 sets of 10, leg raises without the brace - 3 sets of 10, hip extensions - 3 sets of 10, hamstring stretch - 5 sets of 30 second hold, wall heel slides (assisted with my good leg) - 1 set of 15 with 5 second hold at the maximum flexion I can hold for, then she moves my knee cap around, I guess this is to regain mobility in the area. I finish off the session with 15 minutes of icing.
Physical therapy is 3 times per week and I am closing in on my second week of PT. I am at 125 degrees of flexion and near full extension. All of the exercises that I perform at PT, I do at home at least 4 times per day and sometimes I do it 5 to 6 times per day.
Thanks again and I do agree with everything you said. I am just so focused on getting back on my feet so that I can comeback stronger than ever. I know it is a long road but I am definitely anxious for time to fly.
Any other suggestions and things that I should be aware of throughout this process?
By the way, how long ago did you finish rehab and how are things going for you in terms of being able to do the things you did before your injury?
All the best,