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Offline vonlehmd

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Question for RPT sufferers
« on: October 19, 2013, 05:00:10 PM »
I am 5 weeks out.  While in recliner can do heel slides to about 45 degrees.  While sitting in straight back chair can allow legs to bend to about 65 to 70 degrees.  Why the disparity in flex degrees between heel slides and while sitting? Others notice this?
Dan VonLehmden
Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture
Injury 9/11/13
Surgery 9/13/2013
Live in Stuart, FL

Offline carkeltom

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Re: Question for RPT sufferers
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 05:50:03 PM »
I am going to say gravity and weight while sitting is  the reason for the difference.  I remember getting to about 8 weeks and finally feeling safe enough to allow my knee to bend the 90 degrees.  ROM comes back sooner than quad strength and with more ease as you gain flexibility and the tendon heals.

Tom
Bilateral patellar tendon rupture 7/19/13

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Re: Question for RPT sufferers
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 05:52:31 PM »
Thanks Tom.  You and I are in rare company with the BPTR's.

Dan VonLehmden
Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture
Injury 9/11/13
Surgery 9/13/2013
Live in Stuart, FL















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