A Physiotherapy Program for Recovery of the Ankle/Foot Complex after Surgery to Correct a Cartilage Defect (Osteochondritis Dissecans) for Implementation in the Period of Home Recovery

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The aim of this study is to build a suitable physiotherapy program for recovery of patients undergoing surgery in combination with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy of the ankle joint, intended for implementation in the period of home treatment. This delineation of physiotherapy program contains an aim, the tasks set for realization of the aim and the used physiotherapy means. It is developed for the period of home treatment from postoperative week 2 (days 8-15) to the postoperative week 8 (days 56-63), the period that is very important for the normal recovery of the ankle/foot complex. The physiotherapy program is arranged into weeks and each of them contains the used physiotherapy means, the exercise duration and the therapeutic effect.

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