Jill Monson, Elizabeth Niemuth
Volume 3 | Issue 1 | Jan – Apr 2018 | Page 36-41
Author: Jill Monson , Elizabeth Niemuth 
 Department of Physical Therapy, TRIA Woodbury, 155 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125, USA,
 Department of Physical Therapy, Institute for Athletic Medicine, M Health Clinics and Surgery Center, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Elizabeth Niemuth,
Institute for Athletic Medicine, M Health Clinics and Surgery Center, 909 Fulton Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
The rehabilitation process after surgical intervention for patellar instability warrants special consideration of the anatomy, biomechanics, and surgical procedure to facilitate the best outcomes for the patient. There is a paucity of evidence-based literature regarding post-operative rehabilitation protocols for the patellofemoral (PF) compartment. Recommendations for early rehabilitation (0–6 weeks) after lateral retinacular lengthening, medial PF ligament reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy, and trochleoplastyare reviewed in this article. For each procedure, the following common post-operative rehabilitation focus points are reviewed: Weight-bearing status and brace use, joint range of motion, and strengthening.
Keywords: Patellofemoral, Rehabilitation, Patellar instability.
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|How to Cite this article:. Monson J, Niemuth E. Post-operative Rehabilitation for Select Patellar-stabilizing Procedures. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy Jan – April 2018;3(1):36-41.|