Should I Ice and Elevate After Knee Surgery?By Dr. Kathy Weber on September 17, 2009 in Exercise and Performance
Should I Ice and Elevate After Knee Surgery?
Expert advice on protocol after knee surgery
Kathy Weber, M.D., M.S.
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine and Women’s Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Does icing and elevating your knee after ACL surgery help?
After an ACL surgery ice and elevation are recommended to reduce pain and swelling. In addition to the consistent use of ice, a rehabilitation program outlined by your Orthopaedic surgeon should be followed.