Meniscal tears are common in runners and other athletes. If you can manage the post rehab meniscal tear client, you will have great success as a post rehab professional. Arthroscopic surgery sometimes diminishes the importance of the rehab process afterward. This sometimes leads the client to neglect rehabilitation and start running before the meniscus has fulled healed and the quadriceps has regained its strength. The 3 keys to managing PFS are noted below:
1) Control swelling
2) Strengthen the quadriceps and recruit the vastus medialis
3) Avoid high impact activities
Post Rehab Challenge
Your client is the same 46 year-old female noted in the previous ‘post rehab challenge”. Please explain the importance of the meniscus and why the menisci are the most important structures ih the knee and not the cruciates.