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Offline ruskin

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New here - non displaced knee fracture rehab/recovery
« on: October 15, 2009, 11:18:28 PM »
Hi, I fractured my knee 5 weeks ago rollerskating!! I have two more weeks left in my cast (my 3rd cast  :( ). I am slowly going crazy unable to drive and relying on others. I was wondering what I should expect when the cast is finally off? I have been exercising daily leg raises, side leg raises, tightening my thigh etc to try to reduce muscle wastage altho having seen my leg last Friday was quite upset at the state of it.

Have a few questions and would be grateful if anyone could answer....

I am desperate to drive again, does anyone have any idea how long this is likely to take?

Will I have to use crutches when the cast is off? I have been walking around without them for the last two weeks

Will life ever be the same again, I frequently go dancing (high heels!!) and I am a runner too, two things that i dont want to give up but the more I have read on the net the more dispondent I am feeling about getting my life back

Is there anything more I can be doing to help aid a speedy recovery?

I am a divorced mum and have 4 young children, normally lead a very busy active life, I feel like this is going to be gone forever...

Sorry to go on and sound so depressing it's all starting to drive me insane now  :'(

thankyou x



Offline maryc

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Re: New here - non displaced knee fracture rehab/recovery
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 11:27:22 PM »
Hi ruskin and welcome - you'll find most of us with fractures patellas or fractured tilbial plateaus hang out around bone breaks around the knee
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?board=21.0
I'm sure you'll find most of your answers there, as well as a lot of support
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

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Re: New here - non displaced knee fracture rehab/recovery
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 11:49:58 PM »
Thank you will post over there x