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Rehabilitation Exercises

Rehabilitation Exercises

Rehabilitation is a treatment method designed to facilitate recovery after a serious injury, illness or surgery. It is aimed at restoring the physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological and social function of the patient.

Hip Strengthening Exercises for Osteoarthritis

Hip Strengthening Exercises for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most often in the elderly. This disease affects the tissue covering the ends of bones in a joint called cartilage. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage becomes damaged and worn out, causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and restricted movement in the affected joint. Although osteoarthritis may affect various joints including the hips, knees, hands, and spine, the hip joint is most commonly affected.

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Osteoarthritis

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease and is the most common type of arthritis, occurring most often in the elderly. This disease affects the cartilage, the tissue that cushions and protects the ends of bones in a joint. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage starts to wear away over time. In extreme cases, the cartilage can completely wear away, leaving nothing to protect the bones in a joint, causing bone-on-bone contact.

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Meniscal Tears

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Meniscal Tears

A meniscal tear is a tear that occurs in the cartilage of the knee. The meniscus is a small, "C" shaped piece of cartilage in the knee joint. Each knee has two menisci, the medial meniscus on the inner aspect of the knee and the lateral meniscus on the outer aspect of the knee. The medial and lateral menisci provide a cushion between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) and act as shock absorbers to stabilize the knee joint. 

Post-op Rehabilitation

Post-op Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a treatment method designed to facilitate recovery after a serious injury, illness, or surgery. It is aimed at restoring the physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological, and social functions of the patient.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AAHKS
  • UCI School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orange