Physiotherapy Post-Operative Guidelines

What are patient guidelines?

Following certain procedures it is advised for patients to follow a certain guideline to ensure the best outcomes. They may require some adjustment depending on other associated procedures completed or other medical conditions you may have. Any adjustments to this will be discussed with you by your post-operative Physiotherapist.

It is important to note that these are guidelines only and people will progress at different rates dependent on many factors.


Foot and Ankle guidelines

Ankle guidelines

Ankle microfracture rehabilitation guide

Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) rehabilitation guide

Complete Cartilage Regeneration (CCR) rehabilitation guide


Hip and Knee guidelines

Hip guidelines

Hip Arthroscopy rehabilitation guide

Knee guidelines

Bone and Joint

High Tibial Osteotomy (TO) or Distal Femoral Osteotomy (DFO) rehabilitation guide

Tibial Tubercle Transfer or Osteotomy rehabilitation guide

Trochleoplasty Reconstruction rehabilitation guide


Actifit Meniscal Scaffold Implantation rehabilitation guide

ASCOT following Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) to Femoral Condyle rehabilitation guide

ASCOT following Autologous Chondroctye Implantation (ACI) to Patello-Femoral Joint rehabiliation guide

Femoral Condyle Microfracture rehabilitation guide

Meniscal Allograft Transplant rehabilitation guide

Meniscal Repair rehabilitation guide

Meniscal Root Repair rehabilitation guide

Oscell Autologous Chondroctye Implantation (ACI) to Femoral Condyle (FC) and Patello-Femoral Joint (PFJ) rehabilitation guide

Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS) Trochlea rehabilitation guide

Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS) Femoral Condyle rehabilitation guide

Trochlea Microfacture rehabilitation guide


ACL Reconstruction

MPFL Reconstruction

PCL Reconstruction


Patella / Quad tendon Repair

Proximal Hamstring Repair


Upper Limb guidelines

Hand guidelines

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

De Quervain's Disease/Syndrome

Dupuytrens Disease

Osteoarthritis CMC Joint

Thumb CMC Joint Replacement


Trigger Finger/Thumb

Wrist Joint Replacement

Elbow guidelines

Total Elbow Replacement

Tennis Elbow After Injection

Shoulder guidelines

ACJ Stabilisation

Inspace Balloon

MUA / Capsular release

Rotator Cuff Repair (medium)

Rotator Cuff Repair (slow)

Sub Acromial Decompression (SAD) / ACJ Excision

Shoulder Stabilisation

SLAP Repair

Total Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Replacement (Inverse)