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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Table 1 Supervised exercise schedule

From: Role of nonoperative treatment in managing degenerative tears of the medial meniscus posterior root

Time (weeks) Exercise Repetitions
0–12 Stretching of knee extensors and flexors 30 s/muscle group × 3
0–12 Range of movement in hip, knee, and ankle in all directions 30 s/joint × 3 repetitions
0–12 Stationary bicycling 10–20 min gradual increase
0–4 Knee flexion concentrically with two legs and eccentrically with one leg 3 × 10 repetitions
5–12 Knee flexion with one leg using gradually increasing resistance with Thera-Band 3 × 10 repetitions
0–4 Knee extension concentrically with two legs and eccentrically with one leg 3 × 10 repetitions
5–12 Knee extension with one leg using gradually increasing resistance with Thera-Band 3 × 10 repetitions
0–2 Straight leg raises with one leg 3 × 10 repetitions
3–12 Straight leg raises with one leg with weights attached (increase as tolerated) 3 × 10 repetitions
0–4 Mini squats with less than 80° flexion without weights 3 × 10 repetitions
5–12 Mini squats with less than 80° flexion with weights 3 × 10 repetitions