Guide to Knee Injury Recovery


These days, knee injuries are very common because of our fast paced lifestyle and faster modes of transport. This development of transport has affected our joints by firstly causing physical inactivity and by causing an increased incidence of high velocity traumas in the form of bike and car accidents. The knee joint is one of the most complex and sturdy joints of the body, which firmly supports the body in the standing position. It may appear to provide simple bending and straightening movements, like door hinge, but it also provides rotary movements, which help in unlocking and locking of the knee. It is only due to these special movements that a lot of energy is conserved and properly utilized during walking and standing.

There are many knee injuries ranging from trivial contusions and hemarthroses, to sever fractures, like proximal tibial fractures and patella fractures. It is always complicated to recover from a knee injury because of fibrosis and deposition of calcium in the tendons. These complications can be prevented and you can regain movements of the knee joints with the help of an appropriate physical therapy. It is also useful to reducing pain and preventing deformities that may arise over a period of time. If you want to treat your knee injury, it can never be complete without the intervention of a physical therapist.

There are many modalities of arthrofibrosis which physical therapy consists of and each type of physical therapy has its own advantages and shortcomings. Below are some of the modalities currently used.

Continuous Passive Motion or CPM is used after knee replacement surgery and also in knee injury rehabilitation. The person's legs is strapped to the unit with Velcro straps, and the machine provides slow passive movement to the knee joint to help improve the range of motion and stimulate and stretch the muscles.

The cerebral palsy teaches the range of motion exercises and are performed by a patient on a daily basis. These exercises are helpful in regaining the complete range of knee joint movements.

Toning exercises are simple exercises that improve the strength of the muscles without putting any strain on the injured parts of the knee. You can perform these exercises as many times in a day as possible with a minimum of five to six times a day at least. This exercise is used to maintain and improve the strength of muscles during the immobilized state just after knee injuries. For more facts and information regarding knee replacement, you can go to .

If properly used, these modalities of physical therapy can make a person have a complete recovery from even the most severe type of broken knee injuries, without any complications.