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need help
« on: May 13, 2009, 01:50:53 PM »
hi my name is garry
i broke my petella on the 12 feb 2009, i had a cast on for 7 weeks and a have started pt 2X week
i have 3 wires in the petella to hold it together.i am very worried about the future the pain is very bad
the wires are coming out on 3 july rom is at 65 if pushed,i can walk on on crutch around my flat
but i am in a lot of pain i have lot of questions to ask

  1. will i ever walk again
  2. with the wire out will the rom improve as one of the wires is sticking out of the centre knee cap
  3. what will the future be for my knee
  4.will my mucsels recover

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Re: need help
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 06:42:26 PM »
Hi Garry - yes it does get better.  Check out the section The Specicalist's Office --> Bone breaks around the knee and you will find others recovering from patella breaks.
Also make sure you are asking these questions of your OS and PT.  Each injury is unique so is each recovery.
Sending healing rays your way.
8/4/07 fell
8/5 diagnosed TPF
8/6 surgery plate and 6 screws
8/12 out of hospital NWM
8/21 staples removed
9/18 OS appt - WBAT with crutches
10/10 - WBAT with cane
10/27 - back to work w/cane
12/26 - no cane, slight limp when tired
1/25/08 - released from PT, no limp
2/3/09 - Released by OS