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Offline samsunnyuk

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How long till im alloud to bend leg?
« on: December 27, 2005, 05:11:12 PM »
Hi there, I snapped my kneecap in half two weeks ago on a dirt bike in the park, i crashed into a metal bin thing   :-\ I have a knee brace thing on that stops me bending my leg, and I'm wondering how long it is normally till they let you start bending you leg again?

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Re: How long till im alloud to bend leg?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005, 05:52:37 PM »
OUCH  :o :o :o

Sounds rather painful

have you had Surgery to fix it? 

Sarah
Jan 05: Avulsed Patella Tendon (YUK)
Wired together Feb 05
Constant pain after Cast removed
2nd Op Nov05 to remove a 2cm piece of Bone from my Patella Tendon!!!
2 months later STOP physio due to Pain & Crepitus
Feb 06: Ultrasound shows NO Patella Tendon!
No plans for the future! :-/

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Re: How long till im alloud to bend leg?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005, 06:01:16 PM »
oh yeah sorry yeah I had surgery theres wire tied round the cap to hold it together

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Re: How long till im alloud to bend leg?
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005, 09:09:40 PM »
Hi Samsunny,


If you pop down and post in the bone breaks around the knee section you will find shedloads of information about broken kneecaps, recovery times etc. I broke my kneecap into 3 bits in July and had surgery like you to wire everything back together. My leg was in a straight brace for about five weeks, and then I had another 4 weeks in a hinged brace with controlled bending. It was quite annoying at the time, and I felt very bored and frustrated a lot of the time, but now it all feels like a bit of a bad dream!! I take it you are having treatment in the UK? the drs in the fracture clinic should give you some idea of how long you will have to wear a brace, but I'm pretty typical

Do post me with any questions you might have

Fi
14/7/05 fell and broke right patella
15/7/05 ORIF (in France)
19/7/05 leave hospital and return to UK.
7/9/05 brace removed!
18/10/05 Finally start proper PT. ROM at about 105
10/03/06 Discharged by OS
14/03/06 Discharged by PT (8 months to the day after fall)
Hardware removal???