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Offline wicked1

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what is a good RANGE OF MOTION
« on: October 03, 2007, 12:10:35 AM »
 I  had a shattered patella and  was at the doc  yesterday 10-1-07.  I  have been in a  adjustable leg brace for a bout 2 weeks, but yesterday  the doc adjusted it so I can now  start to bend my knee.  What should my range of motion be at about???  I have not started PT yet.  I start   that tonmorrow. Wish me luck!

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Re: what is a good RANGE OF MOTION
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 12:15:01 AM »
I don't have an answer about the range of motion, just wanted to say good luck tomorrow!!!
arthroscopic 1994(left knee)
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Re: what is a good RANGE OF MOTION
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 11:44:06 AM »
Good luck with PT - they should be able to tell you more about whats a reasonable ROM etc...
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app

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Re: what is a good RANGE OF MOTION
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 03:52:12 PM »
Hi, if you haven't already done so, you may want to post in the bone breaks around the knee section.  It is the section for those of us who have had patella fractures or TPF post most of the time.   My break was a vertical break of the patella, but the lower portion was fragmented so badly that the pieces were removed.  I have full ROM today, but it took me a year to get there and at six months I had the hardware removed and additional work done (a VMO graft) so I am not typical.  In reality there is no typical.  It depends largerly on your OS.  Mine would not let me do PT until after week 12 when he felt the fracture had healed enough to begin hard work - and it can be hard work.  Don't worry much about ROM right now, concentrate on healing.  Do visit that section and also learn how to do quad sets to keep those quad - especially the VMO firing. The rehab section off of the main website will show you how to do that.
6/03/89 - First Knee Cap Disclocation
7/05/89 - Returned to work
6/17/06 - Tramatic Knee Cap Dislocation and Vertical Fractured Patella
6/28/06 - ORIF - Screws - no wires
8/24/06 - Ditched the brace - start PT
9/20/06 - First spinning
1/15/07 - screw removal, LR , VMO Advanc  & patella cleanupl

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Re: what is a good RANGE OF MOTION
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2007, 03:58:45 PM »
learn how to do quad sets to keep those quad - especially the VMO firing

Kimmyxs could you post that link please - I just want to check Im looking at the right thing. Thanks!
1986 - recurrent dislocations of right patella began
1988 - Modified Hauser Procedure
1991 - dislocations started again
2005 to 2007 - 150 dislocations in 2 years - OUCH!!!
June 2007 - new OS, new physio
Oct 2007 - VMO woke up
Mar 2008 - big quads, still dislocating
Apr 2008 - next OS app