Core decompression from a Physical therapists perspective : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

I am a student physical therapist giving an inservice on core decompression surgery. I am most intrigued by a patient's rehab protocol post core surgery (knee and hip). I was wondering if one exists?

-- Peter Scala (, June 12, 2002


The most important thing is that the patient is partial weight- bearing. There have been reports of hip fractured after cores of the hip. I do six weeks of 20% WB with crutches and the check radiographs. FOr the knee it may depend on the location of the lesion, but most of these are treated with partial weight-bearing and PT consits of ROM and strengthening

-- Paul Khanuja, MD (, June 27, 2002.

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