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Make a note of the following for your follow up appointment:
If you are unable to make this appointment at the Park Rehabilitation Centre please let us know by calling 01709 302323.
If possible, please bring a pair of shorts with you, and return your crutches on this day.
On discharge, you will have an appointment for outpatient physiotherapy. Please follow these guidelines until you attend:
* Exercises should be done twice a day, unless advised otherwise by your Physiotherapist. The numbers of exercises are just a guideline. You should start off with just a few of each exercise, and gradually build up to the suggested number. Do not push into any pain.
Ice reduces pain by decreasing:
If ice is applied for 10 to 15 minutes, it increases the blood flow to the area and the skin will turn pink.
Important: Ice, if used incorrectly, may burn. Please follow the instructions carefully.
If you have any heart problems, do not put ice on your left shoulder, or the left side of your neck. If you have any queries or questions - please ask your Physiotherapist.
After 24 hours, you can remove the bulky bandages from your knee, leaving the small adhesive dressing in place until your follow-up appointment. You will be given an elasticated bandage (tubigrip) to use instead. You should remove this at night. You can begin to use ice when the bandages have been removed.
The Physiotherapist will measure the crutches for you. Do not alter them.
If it is essential to use the stairs, and you have not been advised otherwise, try to have someone with you until you feel safe. Hold onto at least one handrail, if possible. Hold the spare crutch, together with the handle of the remaining crutch. The crutch(es) go on the same step as the affected leg.
The unaffected leg goes first, followed by the crutches and affected leg being placed on the same step. The procedure is repeated.
The affected leg goes first, with the crutches, being followed by the unaffected leg onto the same step. The procedure is repeated. When using crutches, avoid wet floors. Always wear flat supportive shoes.
After your meniscal repair - patient information leaflet
Produced by: Victoria Dickins
Reviewed by: Sarah Bittles & Felicity Green, October 2006, Lindsay Haigh, December 2013, May 2021
Next Revision Due: May 2023. Version: 4.0
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