Patient weight bearing as tolerated with Zimmer splint (by day 14 patient should be FWB with Zimmer splint).
Zimmer splint must be worn at night until full extension is obtained.
Minimize walking to decrease swelling.
Maintain the knee in an elevated position (above
the heart) by using the CPM or pillows until the swelling has reduced.
Zimmer splint may be removed for exercise, bathing, sitting, resting.
The functional ACL sport brace may be used instead
of the Zimmer when the pain and swelling on the front of the tibia has reduced.