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Knee Surgery

Knee surgery is commonly performed on people of all ages and can be necessary for a variety of reasons from sporting injuries through to arthritis. Whatever the cause, physiotherapy can promote your swift recovery and prevent future problems such as reduced movement, pain and instability.

Liverpool Physio are experts in the field of knee rehabilitation following surgery and are able to help you to meet your goals no matter how large or small.

Aims of knee surgery

The aims of knee surgery may vary dependent on your specific physical problem but may include:
  • Improved range of movement
  • Pain reduction
  • Increased stability
  • Increased function and independence
  • Repair following a trauma
Physiotherapy rehabilitation is essential if you take part in a sport and want to return to competitive level as soon as possible. Rehabilitation also helps prevent the injury from re-occurring.

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Types of knee surgery

The physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio are experts at rehabilitation of the knee following many types of surgery including:
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair
  • Medial Collateral Ligament repair
  • Knee fusion
  • Partial knee resurfacing
  • Multi ligament surgery
  • Patella alignment surgery
  • Manipulation under anaesthetic
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament repair
  • Meniscus replacement/transplant
  • Knee replacement
  • Patellectomy
  • Lateral Release
  • ORIF patella
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament repair
  • Micro-fracture of osteochondral lesion
  • Meniscus repair
  • Patella stabilisation
  • Osteotomy
  • Tibial plateau fracture
Any type of knee surgery is only a consideration following conservative treatment, which includes medical management and physiotherapy.

How can physiotherapy help following knee surgery?

Physiotherapy following knee surgery is able to promote healing in a number of ways including to:
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Reduce swelling and pain
  • Maintain and increase knee range of movement
  • Improve balance
  • Promote a quick return to activities and sports
  • Increase function and quality of life
An individualised and graduated physiotherapy rehabilitation programme is extremely important following any knee surgery to ensure that the results of the surgery are maximised and your return to the activities you enjoy is fast and safe.

Our dedicated team of physiotherapists understand the impact that surgery can have on you both physically and emotionally and are here to help you to reach your goals whether these are simply being able to get up and down the stairs or playing sports.

What does physiotherapy treatment involve following knee surgery?

Physiotherapy treatment following knee surgery is variable dependent upon the type of surgery you have had and factors such as your goals and physical fitness.

Some forms of knee surgery have specific rehabilitation programmes based on current research. Our physiotherapists are able to ensure that these programmes are adhered to ensuring your complete safety and satisfaction. Your individualised rehabilitation programme will be created with your goals and any surgical protocols in mind and may include a combination of the following treatments:
  • Range of movement exercises
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Sports specific rehabilitation drills
  • Balance and proprioception exercises
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Gait re-education
  • Electrotherapy
  • Advice and instruction on assistive devices including crutches
  • Home exercise programmes
Treatment choices will ensure a safe and graduated rehabilitation so your recovery is as smooth and fast as possible.


Knee surgery can be painful and restrictive but participation in a specialised rehabilitation programme with Liverpool Physio is able to help to promote a smooth and fast recovery enabling you to get back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible. Whatever your goals, our friendly and supportive physiotherapists are here to support you.

If you would like to make an appointment, please either contact our team at or call on 0151 558 0077.

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