Ohio State physicians and physical therapists work collaboratively to develop best clinical practices for post-surgical rehabilitation. The path to regaining range of motion, strength and function can require a sustained and coordinated effort from the patient, his or her family, the Ohio State Sports Medicine physical therapy team and sometimes, other healthcare providers. While each individual’s progress differs based on their age, health, rehab compliance and injury severity, our team has established time frames, precautions and progression criteria that help ensure a safe return to sport.

These care protocols provide a synopsis of guidelines for individuals recovering from sports-related surgery with Ohio State Sports Medicine. They are provided as an educational resource, are not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional, are the property of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and should not be copied or otherwise used without express written permission.

Shoulder and Elbow


Knee, Ankle and Foot





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