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Offline Dake

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Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« on: May 08, 2015, 07:02:18 AM »
It has been 5 years now since I hit that deer on my bike. I get better all the time I can run some jump and play with the kids. So don't let the first year get you down you will get back to like almost as it was. I don't run for exercise anymore but I do walk unassisted. I better than they told me Id ever be.
Keep your head up :) 
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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 02:37:21 AM »
That's great to hear. I also had a schatzker 6 (in one knee, schatzker 1 in the other) a bit under a year ago. It seems like a long time, but all I want to do is walk normally - I think I'd already given up on running due to other knee injuries! I can handle the time, as long as things will still get better.  What is your ROM like? How long did it continue improving?

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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 07:23:13 AM »
My ROM is almost as good as the other leg most days. I still have to stretch it out more than my other leg. It is still improving and falling off day to day. I can get it to touch my but most days.  What is your ROM?   

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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 08:09:36 AM »
That sounds pretty good - I would be happy with that. The Physio has measured my ROM at about 105-110 degrees, although that's being pushed as far as it will physically go (i.e. painfully!) but it's just about far enough to use a knee scooter which I'm currently doing, so about 90 degrees. Are there any exercises you used to get it further? I've mainly got tilting back in the wheelchair and letting gravity do the work, but that will only work to a certain point.

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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 04:40:23 PM »
I used one of those straps you hook on your foot and laid on the bed face down and pulled it. After I got so far I could put it on an office chair standing on one leg. Now I just reach back and pull it up to my butt daily. Ill try to find a link to the strap if your Physio don't have them. I think mine was 10 bucks.   
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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 06:01:10 AM »
It has been 7 years now and I'm doing well with not much pain in the knee. I'm even thinking of trying running again . So keep your head up it will get better.

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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2020, 08:51:14 PM »
It has been 10 years now , most days I never even think about my knee. I'm walking two miles a day. Every day gets better so if you getting down over this just know it will get better.  ;D

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Re: Schatzker Grade 6 05/05/2010
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 10:25:02 PM »
Hi Dake,

So nice to hear that you are doing well and recovered from such a severe injury.  I suffered a TPF-V three years ago and your post brings hope to all of us who are still on the path of recovery.

Take care,

Bella















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