Table 1

Postoperative rehabilitation principles

DurationRehabilitation principles
Week 1–2Full weight bearing walking, range of motion exercises and quadriceps isometric exercises
Week 3–4Introduction of closed-chain compound isotonic quadriceps exercises and proximal and distal kinetic chain strengthening
Week 5–8Progression of strength training to achieve strength goals: as a general rule, participants aim to squat body weight and perform a single leg incline press at 1.5× body weight for at least eight repetitions per set
Week 9+Introduction of plyometrics and sports specific training once strength goals achieved