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Offline kezra

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please help
« on: December 04, 2008, 09:41:34 PM »
After  a work place accident on October 16th I was operated on to fix a spiral fracture of my right femur.  I was in hospital for 10 days then sent home. During this time I was seen by the physio but not given any exercises to do on my knee. He basicly showed my how to get to and use the toilet and shower.  Now 6 weeks on and after two weeks of 'proper' physio my specialist (surgeon) wants to put me into hospital for an MUA procedure because I have only 30% movement.  The thought of this  is terrifying me.  I would like to know if I would be better doing intense physio for a few more weeks to see iff I can get more movement and only use this procedure as a last resort. I have just started to weight bare on the leg in the last couple of days because I was told not to, I have a plate and 8 screws holding the femur together. Some advise would be very much appreciated.
  Regards Kezra

gigi67

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Re: please help
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 01:32:37 AM »
Im sorry  broken femurs arent my area but my sister had the same break severla years ago..spiral to the femur right where it meets the hip. She wasnt allowed to do much for a long time..and if u can believe it..she never went to therapy either.
if u have only been in therapy two weeks that seems a bit early to me for an MUA. but it is imortant to get tht leg moving again( althoug it seems soon to me again this isnt my area of knowledge so may b its not early but just sounds that way)and 6 weeks sounds early to me too but Im sure they know tons more than me.

at rehab r they using e-stem to stimulate  n wake up those quads?  do u take some  ibuprofen or pain med b 4 therapy? do they heat your muscles up first before stretching? then icing down after?  r u doing your home x r cise program faithfully?
all those things can make a  huge difference. ask your rehb peeps what they think about this procedure so early and talk to them and your Os about some of the things i mentioned if they arent doing them already. I know its scary to think about so soon...i can imagine how anxious u must b.
mayb find oout a bit more first to ease your concerns.  ?















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