Rehabilitation after a meniscus injury: recovery program after meniscus injury (rupture)

Defeat reasons

Doctors use conservative and surgical methods for treating meniscus inj, depending on the severity of the damage. The healing time depends on the nature of the rupture. In some cases, you need to take a recovery course immediately after the operation.

All reasons are divided into two groups:

  • Traumatic injuries as a result of a knee hit, fall, excessive load, accident, etc.        

  • Degenerative changes arisen due to age-related changes in the body, the natural aging of the meniscus and destruction of collagen fibers, which leads to a thinning and loss of elasticity.        

The first type of damage is more common for young people, mainly men under 40, leading an active lifestyle, as well as for professional athletes. The second type is more common among women of advanced age.

Regardless of the nature, timely treatment of a knee meniscus injury will help to stop the process of cartilage destruction and avoid complications. If a meniscus rupture is not given importance for a long time, there is a risk of tearing off the cartilage pad. The result is a severe pain and difficulty walking. There is a danger of the gradual development of arthrosis, the knee cyst appearance, muscle atrophy and a complete prohibition of physical activity.

The insidiousness of this type of injury is that relief comes from time to time. The knee adapts, and a person can walk with damage for a very long time, without recovery treatment for a meniscus knee injury for months. Of course, such behaviour threatens with very unpleasant consequences.

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Injury symptoms

With different types of meniscus injuries, the symptoms also can vary. Traumatic breaks usually can be accompanied by:

  • Pain in the affected area;        

  • Characteristic swelling of the knee;        

  • A fluid accumulation inside the joint and swelling;        

  • Sensation of friction in the joint;        

  • Sounds of clicks by the knee bending;        

  • Joint blockage, leg extension difficulties.        

During the diagnosis, the doctor compares both knee joints, asking the patient to straighten the leg in the knee. The presence of gaps confirms the crunch, clicks, pain, and the inability to straighten the leg completely.

With degenerative symptoms of the knee meniscus injury, treatment depends on many factors. Among them are the age, career and lifestyle of the patient, the time elapsed since the injury. All circumstances of injury are also taken into account.

Degenerative changes are characterized by:

  • Unexpressed pain;        

  • Swelling in the knee area;        

  • Atrophic changes of the quadriceps of the thigh;        

  • Cracking during bending;        

  • Inability to straighten the leg completely.        

For the accuracy of the diagnosis, x-rays and arthroscopy are performed to assess the meniscus condition. The inner zone joint ruptures require more global operations. The external meniscus blood supply is much better - it is able to recover without surgery.

Sometimes the patient may be prescribed a complete or partial removal of the meniscus. Operations are held to fasten the cartilaginous formation, if it is possible to preserve it.

Injury recovery

The rehabilitation process after meniscus rupture surgery is extremely important, because it directly affects the patient's quality of life. It includes a set of procedures aimed at the speedy restoration of motor functions. This stage is especially important for athletes, for whom it is important to return to full training quickly.

In order for recovery after a meniscus operation to proceed properly, it should be performed under appropriate conditions under the supervision of specialists. The Dr. Blum Center offers an original technique for rehabilitation after injuries, healing and strengthening the body.

Dr. Blum Center advantages:

  • Location. The warm climate of the Mediterranean coast favourably affects the general well-being and emotional state of a person. We chose this picturesque corner not by a chance. The atmosphere of the place helps to escape from worries and direct all efforts to recovery.        

  • Author’s technique, which has no analogues. One of the principles of rehabilitation measures in the Dr. Blum Center- to engage deep muscle layers. Unlike superficial, which are controlled at a conscious level, the deep muscles responsible for stability can only be turned on in an eccentric mode of working with a trainer using special constructions and exercises. As a result, the strength and endurance of the muscles stabilizing the joint increases, movement control improves, impaired muscle tone, muscular-articular balance are restored, distortions and pathological motor stereotypes are eliminated, and body symmetry is restored.        

  • Personalized program. To build an individual complex of recovery measures, biomechanical diagnostics is carried out. The study allows you to identify "weak links", to formulate tasks for alternate solutions and to predict long-term results of correction. Based on the identified violations, a personal recovery program is being developed, solving health problems in a priority sequence.        

  • Copyright simulators. To solve rehabilitation problems of varying complexity, 800 training devices are used to set the exact dosed load on the target segments of the musculoskeletal system.        

  • MD, Professor Eugene Blum, controls the training process as part of the recovery program after a meniscus tear operation.

At the initial stage of the program, using the author's techniques, the regenerative processes of the body are launched. The operation returns integrity to the damaged part of the body. Moreover, proper rehabilitation restores the body at the anatomical, physiological and functional levels.

From the study of the injury focus, we gradually move to neighboring areas that may be affected during surgery. Recovery from meniscus removal surgery aims to put the patient on his feet. With a favourable outcome, the human body becomes even stronger than it was before the injury.

Rehabilitation stages at the Dr. Blum Center

It is advisable to begin rehabilitation after meniscus rupture surgery as soon as possible in order to prevent the development of complications. The whole process is divided into the following stages:

  • Biomechanical testing;      

  • Consultation of Professor Eugene Blum;      

  • Diagnosis of weak links in the body;      

  • A personalized training program development;    

  • Classes in an imperative-corrective mode according to an individual program with a personal trainer using equipment developed by the Center;      

  • Final diagnosis;      

  • A wellness program and home exercises development.

The initial consultation with a specialist from the Dr. Blum Center is for free. Sign up to learn more about the personal rehabilitation program at our Center.

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