TRAINING LADDER FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS: FOR RUPTURE OF THE POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (RUPTURA LIGAMENTUM CRUCIATUM POSTERIUS)
The following exercises can only be considered as a supplement to the guidelines furnished by the doctor which performed the operation. Specific precautions are necessary as the operation can be complicated. The training must not bring about swelling or pain in the knee.
Unlimited: Cycling with raised saddle. Swimming. Light jogging.
Lie on your back. Draw the injured leg up towards your head so that the muscles in the back of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Perform the exercise with outstretched as well as bent knee. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be performed standing with the injured leg outstretched on a chair while the upper body is bent slightly forwards.
Stand with support from the back of a chair or the wall. Using your hand, bend the knee and draw the foot up and your knee slightly backwards so that the muscles in the front of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done lying down. If you lie on your stomach you can draw the foot up by using a towel.
Lie on your side on a table. Bend one leg up under your body and let the other hang over the edge of the table so that the muscles in the outer side of the thigh become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating. The exercise can also be done standing by placing the outstretched injured leg behind the good leg at the same time as bending over the injured leg.
Stand with one leg outstretched and the other slightly bent. Thrust your weight to the side over the bent leg so that the inner side of the opposite thigh becomes increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating.
Lie on your back with one leg outstretched and the other bent with the foot on the other side of the outstretched leg. Draw the knee up towards the opposite shoulder so that the buttocks become increasingly stretched. Hold the position for 20 seconds and relax for 20 seconds before repeating.
Stand on the healthy leg with elastic fixed around the hip. The elastic should be fixed to the wall or a wall bar. Take-off on the healthy leg and land on the leg to be trained and keep your balance. Remember that the elastic should be positioned so that it gives resistance at the moment of take-off. Change legs.
Seesaw. Balance on two legs, possibly using a hand as support against the wall, balancing subsequently on one leg without support. Look straight ahead and keep knees bent.
Stand on the injured leg with your upper body bent forwards at 90 degrees. Lift the good leg in a straight line behind you. When you feel comfortable with the exercise, it can be made more difficult by closing your eyes.
Up and down from the stool with load. Tie elastic around the hip and go up on the stool in a slow movement. The elastic should be fastened to the wall.
Go forward on the injured leg until the knee is bent to max. 90 degrees. Stand up on the same leg and return to the starting position.
Lie on your back with a ball or firm round cushion under both feet. Roll the ball backwards and forwards in a steady pace while lifting your backside.
Lie on your back with a ball or firm round cushion under the injured leg. Lift your backside up from the floor and stretch the healthy leg. Hold the position for a few seconds.
Lie on the floor with slightly bent knees. Put the elastic under the foot and hold firmly with your hands. Stretch the knee so that the elastic is drawn tight and slowly bend the knee again.
Stand on the good leg with the elastic around the inner side of the injured leg above the knee. Move the injured leg from side to side in a slow movement.
Stand on the good leg with the elastic around the outer side of the injured leg above the knee. Move the injured leg from side to side in a slow movement.
Stretching is carried out in the following way: stretch the muscle group for 3-5 seconds. Relax for 3-5 seconds. The muscle group should subsequently be stretched for 20 seconds. The muscle is allowed to be tender, but must not hurt. Relax for 20 seconds, after which the procedure can be repeated.
The time consumed for stretching, coordination and strength training can be altered depending on the training opportunities available and individual requirements.