The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: ajpahl on September 04, 2007, 12:31:26 AM

Title: How much can I move it??
Post by: ajpahl on September 04, 2007, 12:31:26 AM
I have a possibly broken patella...I fell last week, and don't have an MRI for another two weeks.  The xrays didn't show a fracture, but it was "suspicious."  I saw an OS who said I neded an MRI and a week off work...and that's about it.  I didn't know what questions to ask. 

I've been in an immobilizer for 5 days now.  The swelling is down, but not gone.  I feel like the pain has improved (only taking IBU) and that if I tried I could move it a little, and if I touch my leg down I can at least keep my balance but haven't put 'weight' on it yet.

As long as I keep it in the immobilizer can I work on flexibility a little?  Flex the muscles around my knee, anything like that?  I don't want to do damage, but really don't want to wait two weeks to  move it if it's feeling a little better....  Is it common to feel better even if it's broken?