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Meniscus Tear: Rehabilitation Exercises

A meniscus tear is a common knee joint injury. How well the knee will heal and whether surgery will be needed depends in large part on the type of tear and how bad the tear is. Work with your doctor to plan a rehabilitation (rehab) program that helps you regain as much strength and flexibility in your knee as possible. Your rehab program probably will include physical therapy and home exercises.

Exercises that might be prescribed for rehab are listed here. Work with your doctor and physical therapist to design a program that will best help you reach your rehab goals.

Key points

  • A coordinated program of physical therapy and home exercises can advance healing in your knee and help you return to desired activities.
  • Building strength and flexibility in your knee and legs may help prevent future degeneration in your knee.

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Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Last Revised September 10, 2012

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Last Updated: September 10, 2012
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