The following programme is that typically used by a professional football player who has undergone an arthroscopic meniscectomy.

If the medial meniscus (inner side compartment of the knee) has been operated on, the rehabilitation time is usually quicker than if the lateral meniscus (outer side compartment of the knee joint) has been operated on. In the case of an arthroscopic meniscal procedure involving the lateral meniscus the rehab will usually take 6 -8 weeks. In the case of the medial compartment it may be possible to return to sport after 3 or 4 weeks.

Ex-Rangers and Scotland player Ally McCoist once famously returned to playing in less than two weeks after arthroscopic meniscal surgery. The length of rehabilitation is dependent upon which meniscus is affected, exactly where the tear is, the size of the tear and the amount of meniscus which is removed by the surgeon.

On discharge from hospital the patient may be on crutches. With the permission of the consultant, the physiotherapist can begin teaching a normal gait pattern so that the patient can resume walking normally. If there is still a limp it is too early to walk without crutches.

Any residual swelling should be controlled with a compression device such as a cryocuff or flowtron pneumatic unit. These both have the effect of squeezing the knee joint, helping the excess fluid within the joint to disperse.

Isometric quadriceps and hamstring exercises should be initiated:

  • An isometric quads contraction is achieved by siting on the floor with the legs straight and then pushing the back of the knee down towards the floor. This contraction should be held for 4 seconds and then relaxed.
  • To do an isometric hamstring contraction the patient should sit in a chair with the heel to the floor, and then dig the heel into the floor, as if trying to drag the foot backwards. Again this contraction should be held for 4 seconds.

The isometric quads and hamstring work should be done in 5 sets of 10, repeated 3-4 times per day.

Range-of-movement exercises should be initiated as soon as possible. Extension of the knee is achieved via the isometric quads exercises. Knee flexion is regained by sitting on the floor with the knees out straight, and then attempting to bend the knee. This can be made easier by placing something that slides easily, like a plastic bag, under the heel, then sliding the heel up and down. Another method of increasing the knee's range of movement is to sit in a high chair with the feet hanging free. The affected leg should be swung backwards and forwards, with the range of movement gradually increased over time.







Row View Grid View

Donjoy Strapping Elastic Knitted Knee Brace

£34.99 inc VAT

The Donjoy Strapping Elastic Knee Brace has been designed to improve knee stability and ease the related symptoms of mild osteoarthritis. Created primarily for sports use the Donjoy is ideally suited following acute and chronic knee conditions although it can be utilised for day-to-day living.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Vulkan 5mm Neoprene Knee Support (open kneecap)

£21.99 inc VAT

Great for relieving knee pain in cold weather and features an open kneecap section to provide mild support to relieve knee pain and swelling without pressuring the knee cap.
More Details

Vulkan 5mm Neoprene Knee Support (open kneecap) has a rating of 5.0 stars from 6 reviews (6 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Donjoy TROM Advance Cool

119.99 inc VAT Was 125.99 Save 6.00 (5%)

State-of-the-art hinged knee brace for rehab following knee surgery.
More Details

Donjoy TROM Advance Cool has a rating of 5.0 stars from 1 reviews (1 review)

Availability: Delivered within 3 to 5 working days.

Quantity

Donjoy Sports Hinged Knee Wrap

£49.99 inc VAT

The Donjoy Sports Hinged Knee Wrap has been designed to support mild to moderate collateral ligament injuries with removable polycentric aluminium stays to assist the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) aspect of the knee.
More Details

Availability: Delivered within 3 to 5 working days.

Quantity

Donjoy Reddie Brace

£29.99 inc VAT

The Donjoy Reddie Knee Brace has been designed specifically for the older patient with unique application features to assist in quick and easy fitting.
More Details

Availability: Delivered within 3 to 5 working days.

Quantity

Donjoy X-ACT Knee

£119.99 inc VAT

The X-Act ROM Knee is the lightest post-surgery brace currently manufactured by Donjoy and takes comfort, fit and functionality to the next level.
More Details

Availability: Delivered within 3 to 5 working days.

Quantity

BodyHelix Full Knee SS Support Silver

£44.99 inc VAT

The BodyHelix Full Knee Helix in GB Silver is the chosen support of 1966 England World Cup Winner Gordon Banks. The former goalkeeper maintains a healthy lifestyle and although Gordon doesn't suffer from any specific ailments the BodyHelix sleeve helps to support age-related nagging aches and pains.
More Details

BodyHelix Full Knee SS Support Silver has a rating of 5.0 stars from 2 reviews (2 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

BodyHelix Full Knee SS Black

£44.99 inc VAT

This Black Full Knee support has been designed using patented BodyHelix SuperStretch™ material to help create an extremely comfortable, lightweight pull-on sleeve which will not slip or nip the skin.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

medi Collamed Knee Brace

£259.99 inc VAT


More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

medi M4s Knee Brace

£499.99 inc VAT


More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

medi PT Control

£189.99 inc VAT


More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Physicool Cooling Bandage (10cm x 2m) - Ideal for wrists, ankles, elbows

£9.99 inc VAT

Physicool is an innovative and uniquely designed reusable strapping that combines the healing characteristics of cold therapy with the support qualities of a compression bandage. Differing from the more traditional treatments currently available, Physicool works by drawing heat away from the body to provide an instant long-lasting cooling effect which can be utilised for extended periods.
More Details

Physicool Cooling Bandage (10cm x 2m) - Ideal for wrists, ankles, elbows has a rating of 5.0 stars from 2 reviews (2 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Physicool Combination Pack

£14.99 inc VAT

The Physicool combination pack supplies you with one specially formulated cooling bandage and one bottle of recharging coolant which will rejuvenate and refresh the dressing. Small and compact this kit is ideal for wrist, elbow and ankle injuries providing between 2-3 hours of cold therapy and compression.
More Details

Physicool Combination Pack has a rating of 5.0 stars from 2 reviews (2 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Physicool Cooling Bandage (12cm x 3m) - Ideal for knees, legs, shoulders, back

£12.99 inc VAT

Physicool is a new and unique way to instantly apply cold therapy whilst on the move, this portable and reusable compression bandage is applied quickly and easily allowing the healing process to begin immediately. By taking heat away from the body Pysicool have developed a product which differs from move traditional methods meaning it can be used for longer periods.
More Details

Physicool Cooling Bandage (12cm x 3m) - Ideal for knees, legs, shoulders, back has a rating of 5.0 stars from 3 reviews (3 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Hyperice Knee Support

71.99 inc VAT Was 74.99 Save 3.00 (4%)

The Hyperice cold therapy system is an innovative application device created to ensure optimal ice treatment on the move, sub-zero compression without limitation.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Resistance Exercise Band

3.49 inc VAT Was 5.49 Save 2.00 (36%)

Latex Bands provide light, medium to heavy resistance during training exercises and are designed for increasing strengthening exercises during rehab and sports training. 99.99% free from latex allergens.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com Resistance Exercise Band has a rating of 5.0 stars from 1 reviews (1 review)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Water Floatation Belt

19.99 inc VAT Was 39.99 Save 20.00 (50%)

The Water Floatation Belt is ideal for early non weight bearing cardiovascular training as its design allows the user to run in the pool without putting stress through their injury. It is perfect following injuries such as fractures and stress fractures, knee ligament injuries, sprained ankle or swollen ankle, as well as following knee surgery and ankle surgery once the wounds are sufficiently healed.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com Water Floatation Belt has a rating of 5.0 stars from 1 reviews (1 review)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Resistance Band Exercise Loop

£2.49 inc VAT

These multi-coloured tubes provide four levels of resistance, ideal for progressing strengthening exercises.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com Resistance Band Exercise Loop has a rating of 5.0 stars from 3 reviews (3 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Exercise Band Loop (medium) - Pack of 5

6.99 inc VAT Was 14.99 Save 8.00 (53%)

These red coloured tubes provide medium resistance, ideal for progressing strengthening exercises.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com Exercise Band Loop (medium) - Pack of 5 has a rating of 5.0 stars from 1 reviews (1 review)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Foam Rehab Water Aid Swimming Noodle

3.99 inc VAT Was 7.99 Save 4.00 (50%)

Made from buoyant, lightweight foam the Foam Water Noodle is ideal for use as a floating and buoyancy device and is suitable for rehabilitation exercises. The Water Noodle is very durable and is extremely resistant to water absorption and swimming pool chemicals.
More Details

Availability: Selected options in stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com 5.5m x15cm Resistance Band Box - Choose between 5 Levels

7.99 inc VAT Was 14.99 Save 7.00 (47%)

Latex Bands provide light, medium to heavy resistance during training exercises and are designed for increasing strengthening exercises during rehab and sports training.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com 5.5m x15cm Resistance Band Box - Choose between 5 Levels has a rating of 5.0 stars from 5 reviews (5 reviews)

Availability: Selected options in stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Ankle and Wrist Weights x2 1 Pound

9.99 inc VAT Was 11.99 Save 2.00 (17%)

The PhysioRoom.com Ankle and Wrist Weights each weigh one pound and feature a soft, terrycloth fabric on the inside to ensure a very comfortable fit.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com Ankle and Wrist Weights x2 1 Pound has a rating of 5.0 stars from 1 reviews (1 review)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Plastic Speed Skipping Rope With Foam Handles

2.99 inc VAT Was 9.99 Save 7.00 (70%)

The speed skipping rope features ergonomically shaped foam handles which provide a very comfortable grip while skipping.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Elite Water Swimming Aid Noodles x3 (Red, Green and Blue)

9.99 inc VAT Was 14.99 Save 5.00 (33%)

The Elite water swimming aid noodles are made from lightweight, buoyant foam and are ideal for using as floating and buoyancy devices. The water noodles are also ideal for rehabilitation exercises.
More Details

Availability: Out Of Stock (Due 02-10-2014)

More Details

PhysioRoom.com Elite Water Swimming Aid Noodles x6 (Red x2, Green x2 and Blue x2)

19.99 inc VAT Was 24.99 Save 5.00 (20%)

The pack of six swimming aid noodles feature a variety of colours including x2 red, x2 green and x2 blue and are made from buoyant and lightweight foam.
More Details

Availability: Out Of Stock (Due 02-10-2014)

More Details

PhysioRoom.com Elite Water Swimming Aid Noodles x9 (Red x3, Green x3 and Blue x3)

29.99 inc VAT Was 39.99 Save 10.00 (25%)

The water noodles can be used as floating and buoyancy aids and are also ideal for rehab and therapy exercises.
More Details

Availability: Out Of Stock (Due 02-10-2014)

More Details

PhysioRoom.com Elite Water Swimming Aid Noodles x18 (Red x6, Green x 6 and Blue x6)

54.99 inc VAT Was 74.99 Save 20.00 (27%)

The foam water noodles are ideal for rehabilitation and therapy exercises and also great for kids to use too.
More Details

Availability: Out Of Stock (Due 02-10-2014)

More Details

PhysioRoom.com Elite Aqua Rehab Pack - Aquabelt, Ankle and Wrist Weights and x3 Water Noodles

34.99 inc VAT Was 59.99 Save 25.00 (42%)

The Aqua Rehab Pack contains everything you require for rehab and general exercises in the swimming pool. The Aqua Rehab Pack includes an aquabelt, ankle and wrist weights and three water noodles.
More Details

Availability: Out Of Stock (Due 02-10-2014)

More Details

PhysioRoom.com 5.5mx15cm Resistance Bands All Strengths 5 Boxes 5 Levels Of Resistance

39.99 inc VAT Was 59.99 Save 20.00 (33%)

This resistance exercise band pack features five boxes each of which has varying levels of resistance. Each latex band measures 5.5mx15cm and can be cut accordingly to suit your preference. Latex bands provide light, medium to heavy resistance during exercise and are specifically designed to increase strength during rehab and sports training.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com 5.5mx15cm Resistance Bands All Strengths 5 Boxes 5 Levels Of Resistance has a rating of 5.0 stars from 1 reviews (1 review)

Availability: Out Of Stock (Due 02-10-2014)

More Details

McDavid Adjustable Patella Knee Support

49.95 inc VAT Was 57.95 Save 8.00 (14%)

'One Size Fits All' knee support for knee ligament and cartilage injuries. The wraparound neoprene design has supportive steel springs to provide good support.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Mueller Pro Style Hinged Knee Brace (deluxe)

64.99 inc VAT Was 74.99 Save 10.00 (13%)

The patented Tri-Axial adjustable hinges provide excellent protection for skiing and sports. Ideal for prevention and rehabilitation of ACL and other knee ligament injuries.
More Details

Mueller Pro Style Hinged Knee Brace (deluxe) has a rating of 3.0 stars from 2 reviews (2 reviews)

Availability: Selected options in stock

Quantity

Aircast Knee Cryo/Cuff

59.99 inc VAT Was 79.99 Save 20.00 (25%)

Knee Cryo/Cuff™ for use with Aircast Cooler to relieve knee pain and swelling.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

PhysioRoom.com Instant Ice Pack

From £0.49 inc VAT     1+ £2.03 each
    6+ £1.49 each (Save 27%)
  12+ £0.99 each (Save 51%)
  24+ £0.69 each (Save 66%)
  50+ £0.49 each (Save 76%)

A mouldable pack that becomes an instant, single use ice pack, without the need for refrigeration.
More Details

PhysioRoom.com Instant Ice Pack has a rating of 5.0 stars from 5 reviews (5 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Mueller Hg80 Knee Brace with Kevlar

49.99 inc VAT Was 62.99 Save 13.00 (21%)

Mueller Hg80 Knee Brace with Kevlar. Ultra comfortable hinge free knee brace with closed kneecap. Features flexible steel springs that provide support for cartilage injuries, mild arthritis and collateral knee ligament injuries.
More Details

Mueller Hg80 Knee Brace with Kevlar has a rating of 5.0 stars from 15 reviews (15 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Quantity

Donjoy Drytex Playmaker Knee Brace

169.99 inc VAT Was 188.99 Save 19.00 (10%)

Superb sports and skiing hinged knee brace for ACL knee ligament injuries and cartilage tears. Has hi tech hinge system that can be locked at 9 different ranges of knee bend.
More Details

Availability: In Stock

Quantity
FREE Next Day Delivery

Aircast Knee Cryo/Cuff with Cooler

107.99 inc VAT Was 146.99 Save 39.00 (27%)

Ultimate knee ice therapy. Provides 6 hours continuous cold and compression to minimise bleeding, swelling and pain.
More Details

Aircast Knee Cryo/Cuff with Cooler has a rating of 5.0 stars from 17 reviews (17 reviews)

Availability: In Stock

Knee Cryo/Cuff Quantity
FREE Next Day Delivery

Row View Grid View





Knee Injuries


Related Articles