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Table 3 Approaches for each category of meniscal lesions

From: Rehabilitation and return to sports after isolated meniscal repairs: a new evidence-based protocol

Meniscal Repair ROM Weight Bearing Strengthening Exercises
Longitudinal Tear 0–90° Partial (20 kg) WB 4 weeks 3 months after surgery
Ramp Lesion 0–90° Partial (20 kg) WB 4 weeks 3 months after surgery
Hypermobile Lateral Meniscus 0–90° Partial (20 kg) WB 4 weeks 3 months after surgery
Root Lesion 0–90° No WB 6 weeks 4–5 months after surgery
Radial Tear 0–90° No WB 6 weeks 4–5 months after surgery
  1. WB Weightbearing, ROM Range of motion