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Offline shelly86

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quad muscle atrophy!!!!!!
« on: May 01, 2014, 09:37:22 AM »
So on the 28th January I had a patellectomy (removal of right kneecap). I have been pleased with progress so far, getting to 100 degrees when bent with the physio.
I'm struggling to do the straight leg lifts without bending my knee a little bit as it's the only way I can lift it.

The thing I am worried about now is I have had 4 falls since my surgery, the surgeon did mention this might happen due to weakness in my quad muscle. Has anyone experienced this and is there anything else on top of exercising that I can do to help it.

Thank you in advance for any replies.