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Offline Tvh3382

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #1545 on: June 05, 2018, 05:36:09 PM »
It is now 15 weeks since my bilateral quadricep tendon rupture and now managing to walk with crutches outside (very small distance) and walk inside the house unaided although I do walk like a penguin.  ROM in my knees is still not great with 73 degrees in left knee and 70 in right knee.  It seems there is a brick wall in the way when I try to bend them further.  Not back at work yet and still not allowed to go down steps.  Can manage to climb a 4 inch step.  Hope to have some actual hands on physio next week which may help to bend knees further.  Bought a ankle cycle but not able to use it yet.  Anyone else had difficulty in bending knees after 15 weeks?

An update.  Been to see private physio today.  Hopeful of near normal ROM in left knee although no guarantee , currently at 82 degrees.  The right knee has been on 70 degrees ROM for 3 weeks and been told lots of scar tissue.  Been advised that they can improve ROM with a lot of hands on physio but will not be able to get full ROM back and we will just need to see how far we can get it.  Also advised surgery is not recommended as it is likely to cause more problems.  NHS physio all but discharged me saying only make appointment when have got more ROM.  if it wasn’t for private physio this would not happen as knees need a lot of hand work done on them.

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #1546 on: June 05, 2018, 05:45:58 PM »
Hi TVH 3382

You are doing well at 15 weeks - PATIENCE and some more ROM will be reachable. Nest milestone is 90ROM, then 120ROM,   anything over that is a bonus.

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #1547 on: June 07, 2018, 10:56:21 AM »
As of 6/6/2018, today is the first day since my injury on 8/28/2016 that I can walk at near normal speeds with my cane, almost without thinking about it even.

The improvement is huge. And my hard work is all paying off.

Finally.

Nope. Never going bowling again once I reach normal again.

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #1548 on: June 20, 2018, 11:07:13 PM »
Hey Everyone,

I know it's been a while, but I've been super busy. Dad had stage IV pancreatic cancer and ultimately passed away in April.

I've been doing outpatient PT for a few months now and they've been amazing. I have pretty much full function of the leg again. Steps are still a pain, but I just do them slowly. The knee gets stiff if I don't move it for a while, but I'd rather get some stiffness than lose use of the leg. For everyone just starting out, this injury SUCKS, it is painful, and there will be a lot of setbacks, but just know that it will get better with time and to just keep on doing your stretches/PT.

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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #1549 on: Today at 08:33:37 AM »
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Re: Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon
« Reply #1550 on: Today at 12:53:28 PM »
Dan,

 Sorry for your loss.  Keep up the PT.

I also have not posted.  Have been back to work early May.  PT 2x week. plus a JAS brace to help with flexion at home.  I am bending almost to 130, so the TTO surgery did what the DR said it would.   Two weeks ago I  had surgery to remove a suture that kept popping thru my incision for the last few months. While removing it, they did find  a small amount of staff infection on the tissue around the suture. A 10 day course of antibiotics took care of that. Thankfully it was a quick procedure, with only a small incision, but I did have to go under for the 4th time in 17 months.  Good news is I did not lose any of the flexibility I have gotten.  I still

  I had the stitches removed this week.  Everything looks great.  Continue working on your strength, and we will follow up in 4 more weeks.
 Then he says, at that time we can discuss the pros and cons of a complete quad revision.  The TTO was to allow me to regain flexion, but during that surgery they only stitched the quad together, which I knew.  I knew the TTO post op was bend bend bend, and a quad revision is locked out for weeks.
 I do have extension lag caused by the quad tear.  So now I am working harder to see where I can get to in the next month, so when I go in for the consult, I will have gained as much strength and hopefully some of the muscle I have lost over this time. 
  I will have a lot of decisions to make in a month.  Wish me luck. 

Keep moving forward. 















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