This paper describes the rehabilitation of a patient following a medial meniscus transplant. Both preoperative and postoperative history and relevant physical findings are presented. Rehabilitation goals and the corresponding treatment plan are discussed, with an emphasis on functional outcomes. A general framework for treatment addressing impairment and functional goals is outlined. Progression of the rehabilitation program was based on surgical precautions and the patient's tolerance to the exercise progression. This case study demonstrates that appropriate surgical intervention combined with a properly designed rehabilitation program contributed to the improved functional abilities of this patient.
Douglas R. Keskula is with the Department of Physical Therapy, CH-100, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912-3209. Jewell B. Duncan is with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Center for Sports Medicine, Medical College of Georgia. Virginia L. Davis is with the Center for Sports Medicine, Medical College of Georgia.