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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: friendsfan on June 24, 2007, 08:31:18 PM

Title: crutches
Post by: friendsfan on June 24, 2007, 08:31:18 PM
ive been on crutches for 15 weeks and i feel ready to ditch them for short distances, my physiotherapist has said it is too dangerous for me and strongly discouraged me to do this.. has anyone else  had a similar experience and if so what did u do?
friendsfan   
Title: Re: crutches
Post by: Nettan on June 24, 2007, 08:59:56 PM
When do you see the OS next time ? Can you yet straighten your knee or are you still locked at 20 ?
Title: Re: crutches
Post by: friendsfan on June 24, 2007, 09:25:22 PM
im still locked at 20, see OS on 6th july
Title: Re: crutches
Post by: Jaci on June 24, 2007, 09:47:51 PM
Friendsfan,

With the current state of your knee, it is probably best to stick with the crutches. I used crutches for a significantly longer time period and iI'm well aware of what a pain in the neck they are, however a far worse situation could be created if you were to fall and injure yourself further. Stick with the crutches until you see your OS and get a definitive diagnosis.

Take care,

Jaci
Title: Re: crutches
Post by: Charliemouse on June 25, 2007, 11:32:39 AM
Stick with the crutches, I know it's a  pain but why get used to walking with the fixed leg? I spent a long time on crutches as well while trying to get something done about my knee, I did at least have some movement even if limited so I don't envy your position. Hang on until you see the OS at least it 's only a couple of weeks and you've put up with them for this long already.
Title: Re: crutches
Post by: friendsfan on August 02, 2007, 10:40:19 AM
im still on crutches with no ROM Its been nearly 22 weeks now, i tried to prove a point to my physio that i could walk without them, we tried this in the last pt session i ended up on the floor.
Title: Re: crutches
Post by: tanyap on August 02, 2007, 12:04:22 PM
stay on the crutches. i know its very difficult for you but throwing away the crutches now is like youre deciding no more change is going to happen!!
charliemouse is right - why get used to walking with the fixed leg.
youre going to see youre OS next week - stick it out until then at least.
your PT is giving you good advice, she is trying to stop you from doing further damage to yourself.