Opening Hours:

Monday:
9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday:
9:00 - 20:00

Droitwich Knee Clinic,
27 New Road,
Bromsgrove,
Worcestershire.
B60 2JL

Telephone: 01527 919848
Email: enquiries@droitwichkneeclinic.co.uk


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Tibial Tubercle Transfer Rehabilitation

DESCRIPTION

The tibial tubercle is usually moved medially and anteriorly to improve the ‘Q’ angle and patella tracking. The strength of fixation of the transferred tibial tubercle will shape the surgeon’s decision on whether or not a splint is required post operatively.

ACUTE STAGE

Elevation of the limb
Isometric quadriceps - V.M.O. especially
Muscle pump exercises
P.W.B. (in cricket splint as necessary)
Gentle R.O.M. exercises
Patella mobilisation

SEVEN DAYS

Progress to include:

Hamstring exercises.
Gradually increase range of movement but do not force.
Remain P.W.B. if not in a splint.
May be able to FWB if in a cricket splint.

(Some protection required – crutches or splint - to prevent giving way or sudden strong quadriceps contraction).

SIX WEEKS

Progress to F.W.B. and abandon splint
Begin graduated quadriceps strengthening
CKC activity and proprioceptive training
Stretching all muscle groups
Full range hamstring contractions

CONDITIONS FOR DISCHARGE

Pain free
No swelling
Full function
Improved timing of VMO

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