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04-16-2013, 06:29 PM
It's been a while since I last posted. I fractured my right tibial plateau on 3/11/12 in a ski accident last winter. At 48-49 years, I did pretty well over all, but felt I wasn't progressing after...
07-31-2012, 05:44 PM
Once you start walking and rebuild the muscles in your lower leg, the swelling gets better. The walking actually helps get the fluids back into the circulation. I discovered pedaling on the...
07-31-2012, 05:37 PM
It's been a while since I last posted. I am 41/2 months post-op and wore the compression stockings regularly until about two weeks ago. They were a huge help with the swelling. The only issue...
06-29-2012, 07:53 AM
I know what you mean. I feel so deconditioned, too. I had PT in the pool, which was awesome by the way, but was out of breath after doing one lap across the pool. I plan on using a stationary bike...
06-29-2012, 07:49 AM
It's been a while since I've posted on the site. I am now about 15 weeks post injury and was able to give up the crutches last week. I opted not to use a cane even though walking would be a bit...
06-04-2012, 05:31 PM
I am a week ahead of you with a similar fracture. I had surgery on the March 19th with a plate and 8 screws. I just started full weight bearing as tolerated almost two weeks ago. I am still using the...
05-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Me too! Yesterday's PT eas just too much. I had to take my Tramadol along with the salsalate to get through the day. I just want walk and do things like a normal person.
05-29-2012, 03:09 PM
I thought it was time for an update. I saw my OS at 9 weeks postop and was progressed to full weight bearing as tolerated and to progress to getting rid of the cruthes within 4-6 weeks of PT. The...
05-10-2012, 08:43 AM
Yes, we all feel this emotional and frustrating ordeal. I am now on partial weight bearing 7 weeks postop and although I am happy to have a little more balance, I still can't do much without my hands...
05-03-2012, 12:13 PM
I had my 6 week post-op visit with x-rays. Everything is progressing steadily, no shifting of the plate and screws although I can feel and see on the x-ray the two screws that went...
04-30-2012, 03:09 PM
[QUOTE=krausedmb;3629314]I have a question for someone who is able to do strengthening on their leg. I am almost to 4 weeks post op and I still have the restriction of only bending my leg to 40...
04-30-2012, 02:51 PM
It all depends on your fracture location, extent and whether or not you had it surgically repaired. Are you seeing a PT? They would have a better idea of what you should do. On the other hand leg...
04-26-2012, 08:38 AM
I'm a little over 6 weeks postop and would like to know if any of you have weird sensations in your legs. I am pretty much pain free except for after PT sessions, but these twinges and scattered...
04-26-2012, 08:13 AM
I would definitely consider the scope. Your flexion is way too limiting if you want to walk normally. You need at least 90 of flexion and zero extension. My Progress has been about one degree per day...
04-19-2012, 06:36 PM
Each time they go in and drain your knee, you are at risk for infection. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation(RICE). I think it's too soon for weight bearing. Your bones just started...
04-17-2012, 02:18 PM
OMG, I didn't think about what it would be like to put my foot down and bearing weight. Yikes! I try to lay it flat on the floor when I sit or stand to stretch the achilles which is really tight, and...
04-16-2012, 09:42 AM
Glad to hear you are feeling better! Keep working on your range with the knee. My PT tells me that without at least a 90 degree flexion and full extention of the knee you will have an...
04-13-2012, 01:46 PM
I am still with home PT at 4 weeks postop. I was told no bathing or soaking until the steri strips fall off. I hope after my next visit on May 2nd I can progress to weight bearing and PT with aqua...
04-12-2012, 03:47 PM
You've got to stay ahead of the pain. My complaint was more the muscle spasm and inflammation. Ask for something else. I found the oxycodone not as helpful either. Toradol worked great, but...
04-06-2012, 04:00 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. I was a bit discouraged when I found out NWB for another 6 weeks. The PT, while effective in keeping my ankle and knee flexible, has caused me a lot of discomfort,...
04-02-2012, 07:13 PM
You made my day. Really, were you on skis in 6 months? I hope to get back to my regular activity as quickly as you. You have made a remarkable recovery on an obviously young active 59 year old. By...
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